Leicester

Dr Hassan Abdulla fined for circumcising boys without registration

A Leicester doctor has admitted carrying out circumcisions on young boys without a registration.

Five children required further treatment after operations performed by Dr Hassan Abdulla, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.

His premises at the Al-Khalill clinic also failed to meet national safety standards, the CQC said.

Dr Abdulla, 62, was ordered to pay almost £33,000 at Leicester Magistrates' Court.

The CQC was warned he was circumcising boys without the correct registration by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the local community around the clinic.

A hearing at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Monday was told he continued to practice despite having his registration application rejected by the CQC.

Two inspections of his workplace were carried out which found infection control practices were inadequate, equipment was out of date and staff were not appropriately trained, the health watchdog said.

Fiona Allinson, compliance manager for the CQC, said: "This sends a clear message to any healthcare professionals that they not only need to ensure they are registered with CQC but we will take action against those who fail to do so."

He was fined £2,700 and told to pay £30,099.80 in court costs after admitting six counts of carrying out operations on children on the basis that he should have known he could not provide the service without being registered with the CQC.

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