Eye surgeon accused of carrying out surgery despite restrictions on his practice

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Dr Arthur Nylander, who is registered to enactment successful Ireland, is besides facing allegations that helium failed to archer the Irish Medical Council astir disciplinary proceedings and sanctions against him successful different jurisdiction. File photograph: PA

A disciplinary proceeding has begun into a UK-based oculus surgeon accused of carrying retired cataract country successful England astatine a clip erstwhile his signifier was restricted to non-clinical work.

Dr Arthur Nylander, who is registered to enactment successful Ireland, is besides facing allegations that helium failed to archer the Irish Medical Council astir disciplinary proceedings and sanctions against him successful different jurisdiction.

The allegations of nonrecreational misconduct and mediocre nonrecreational show are being heard by the fitness-to-practise committee of the Medical Council, sitting online.

At a proceeding connected Thursday, Dr Nylander’s lawyer Dr Toyin Ogunsanya said the allegations astir his lawsuit related to events that had occurred “far back” successful 2013 and 2014, which had been “thoroughly investigated” by the UK General Medical Council.

Dr Nylander has since been allowed by the GMC to practise without conditions. He was incapable to be Wednesday’s proceeding arsenic helium was working.

Dr Ogunsanya said Dr Nylander had admitted the allegations astatine a GMC proceeding and was suspended astatine the time. He claimed determination was a consequent statement betwixt Dr Nylander and the Irish Medical Council that the sanctions imposed by the GMC successful England would automatically beryllium “reflected” by the Medical Council here.

It was “plainly improper” for the Medical Council to commencement proceedings against Dr Nylander aft 10 years erstwhile astir of the allegation against him had been admitted and remediation had occurred, helium argued.

The fitness-to-practise proceeding should look astatine the Dr Nylander of contiguous and not what had happened 10 years ago. “We are each quality and we each marque mistakes, but these were dealt with by the GMC,” helium told the hearing.

Eoghan O’Sullivan, for the main enforcement of the Medical Council, said lone immoderate of the allegations present faced by Dr Nylander had been investigated by the GMC successful Britain. He denied the Medical Council had made immoderate statement of the benignant described with Dr Nylander astir the GMC process.

He said it was not antithetic for the Medical Council to see matters that had travel earlier regulators successful different countries.

Dr Ogunsanya argued that the proceeding should not spell up arsenic his lawsuit understood the statement helium made with the Medical Council covered each the allegations it had made.

Legal assessor Patricia Dillon SC said the allegations against Dr Nylander were precise superior and progressive allegations of dishonesty. The exertion for the proceeding not to spell up was being made “very precocious successful the day” but was an important one.

After a interruption to see the submissions made, committee president Paul Harkin adjourned proceedings until a day successful the adjacent 2 weeks, erstwhile afloat grounds volition beryllium heard connected Dr Ogunsanya’s application.

Paul Cullen

Paul Cullen

Paul Cullen is Health Editor of The Irish Times

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