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Thursday, 4 May, 2000, 18:17 GMT 19:17 UK
Surgeon sacked by health trust
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The operation took place at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
An Inverurie surgeon found guilty of serious professional misconduct after the death of a patient has been sacked.

Grampian Universities Hospital Trust have confirmed they have terminated Roger Bainton's employment following legal advice.

Mr Bainton was given a severe reprimand by the General Medical Council in March following a five-day hearing in London.

He had already been suspended for a year by the General Dental Council.

The disciplinary committees had heard Mr Bainton failed to ensure adequate post-operative care for bus driver Iain Duncan following surgery to his jaw at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1995.


Roger Bainton
Roger Bainton: Contract terminated
Mr Duncan suffered a heart attack 48 hours after the operation. He was rushed to intensive care, where he died after several months.

The GMC's professional conduct committee ruled that Mr Bainton was guilty of failing to ensure that Mr Duncan received adequate care.

He was also adjudged to have failed to ensure Mr Duncan's condition and progress was adequately monitored by suitably experienced and qualified staff.

However, the surgeon was cleared on a charge of failing to ensure that his patient received adequate special nursing after the operation.

A spokesman for Grampian University Hospitals Trust confirmed on Thursday that Mr Bainton's contract of employment had been terminated because his suspension effectively meant he was no longer registered to work as a dentist.

Mr Bainton's legal advisers have so far made no comment.

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