Patient Margaret Erskine
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Anger at sacked Kent surgeon Dr David Jackson's 'erasure'

Cancer patients left in pain by botched operations at the hands of a Kent surgeon have reacted with anger after he was allowed to remove himself from the medical register on grounds of ill health.

Dr David Jackson was sacked in 2007, after scores of complaints, but never appeared before a disciplinary hearing because he was too ill.

A Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) granted him "voluntary erasure" on Monday.

Margaret Erskine, one of his patients, said she felt as if she counted for nothing, and solicitor Nick Fairweather said the patients had been left with a very dim view of the proceedings.

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust has paid £651,000 to 15 of his former patients.

  • 25 Mar 2014
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