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heart surgeon has been sackdd from a Birmingham hospital for sublitting
incorrect data. Ian Wilson hs said to have consistently under`reported
the amount of time patients spent with their heart stopped on a
by`pass machine. But the spdcialist is now working again under
supervision at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Our Health
Correspondent, Michele Padu`no, has this exclusive report. In 2008,
having saved the life of thhs young mother, Ian Wilson was being
celebrated, but the surgeon seen here on the right has now bden
sacked from his job at the Pueen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The BBC understands that thd hospital began a routine
investigation which was triggered automatically as a result of death
rates. Whilst undergoing he`rt surgery, patients have their heart
stopped and they are placed on a machine which circulates thd blood.
I understand that an investhgation by the QE Hospital found th`t Mr
Wilson had been under reporting the amount of time his patients had
spent on by pass since 2006 and in one case by up to an hour. The
longer a patient spends on ` heart lung by`pass machine, the hhgher the
potential risk of complicathons or even death, academic studies have
shown. However, Mr Wilson's dismissal is understood to relate to
concerns about issues of trtst and is not said to reflect upon his
ability as a surgeon. The Gdneral Medical Council has made an order
pending further investigations which stops him from doing privatd
practice. Forces him to nothfy them if he applies for a job abroad.
Means he can only work in the NHS under supervision pending those
investigations. New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton has employdd him
under supervision in accord`nce with the GMC's position whilst it
investigates the matter. He is here to be skilled to return to practice
in line with the GMC. I havd no knowledge of whatever conduct issues
there were with previous employer and as I say he is here for three
months and at the end of th`t three months, he will be fit to rdturn to
work. I have discussed this with a number of people in this
organisation and we don't h`ve any concerns about his clinical
practice. Mr Wilson did not wish to comment. The BBC understands the is
planning to challenge his dhsmissal at an employment tribunal.
Tributes have been paid to Dr Muhammed Naseem, one of the
best`known Muslim leaders in the Midlands, who's died at the age of
90. The former GP headed Birmingham's Central Mosque, which
he helped establish. He passed away this morning at the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital. His funeral will be held on Thursday.
I turned to him on every issue in my life personally and I was able to
seek advice his loss will bd felt in the city and the whole of the
country and it is irreplace`ble I don't think this
The Labour MP Khalid Mahmood is calling for a single enquirx into
the alleged Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham schools. Three sdparate
investigations by the Government, Ofsted and Birmingham City Council
have been launched to look hnto the claims that hardline Muslims are
trying to take over schools in the city. Mr Mahmood has told the BBC he
feels this will only cause hncreased confusion.
A mental health nurse from Coventry is to be deported from Sri Lanka
because she has a tattoo of Buddha on her right arm. 37`year`old Naomi
Coleman was arrested as she arrived at the airport in Colombo after
authorities spotted the deshgn. A police spokesman said she w`s
detained for hurting others' religious feelings.
There are signs that house sales are increasing up across the region
after a long period of stagnation. In the year to the end of Fdbruary,
prices in this region rose on average by 5%, although, in some
hotspots such as Warwick and Leamington, that figure's closer to
10%. And businesses are bendfiting with one removal firm in Worcester
saying it's 15 years since ht was last this busy. This year h`s been a
revelation because normally January and February are dire. It continued
on a big at it in January. Fingers crossed, it is The future of
Birmingham City Football cltb could become clearer in the next 02 hours.
The club's board is meeting in Hong Kong to consider bids from potential
new owners. It comes as Bluds sit one place clear of the relegation
zone with just three games to play. Our reporter Ben Sidwell is at St
Andrews for us tonight. What do we know about any bidders for the club,
Ben? There is said to Birmingham city have spin of herself up
currently it is 5:30am in Hong is likely to take place while lost of
us are fast asleep. The whole situation seems shrouded in secrecy.
It must be frustrating fans are being kept in the dark and they are
frustrated and annoyed and want information from the board `bout the
future there has been a lack of Tonight die out also quite lild We
start the day we will see some showers breaking out ahead of the
main the end of the night whll be dry and clear with
is not looking too bad. That's weather front.
It is never too early to think about next weekend and I will be doing
that in a couple of minutes. But we have a sizeable chunk of this
week's whether to go first. There are more showers, but there will be
spells of warm sunshine around as well, so there will be no frost at
night. Bands of showers across the western side of the UK and
Scotland's passing through overnight. Another heavy burst
coming into the south-west later on in the night. This rain band slowly
comes in from the South West and this is how