- A medical tribunal has heard that a leading facial surgeon “repeatedly punched” a patient in the face in an attempt to correct his facial fracture.
- Witnesses reportedly saw Professor Ninian Peckitt punch the man, but later noted that the face was “digitally manipulated” in his paperwork.
- The incident is said to have occurred at Ipswich Hospital in February 2012 when Professor Peckitt was called on to treat the patient who had suffered a fracture following an industrial accident.
- The General Medical Council has advised that the case against Professor Peckitt is not focused on the outcome, but rather the method of the surgery employed.
- If found guilty of the allegations, Professor Peckitt faces being struck off the medical register.