Birmingham surgeon charged over further patient sex assaults

A surgeon has been charged with a further 10 offences of sexually assaulting female patients at two hospitals in Birmingham.

Nafees Hamid is accused of assaulting the women at the Priory and Queen Elizabeth hospitals between January 2011 and February 2013, police said

The 50-year-old, from Moseley, is already charged with sexually assaulting a woman during an examination at the Priory Hospital.

He is due at city magistrates later.

'Excluded from practising'

Mr Hamid, who is employed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, was charged by police on Friday and remanded to appear before magistrates in Birmingham.

He will appear before the same court on Tuesday in respect of the other charge, allegedly committed in June, the spokesman said.

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has launched an internal investigation whilst BMI Healthcare, owners of the Priory hospital, is urging any patients with questions or concerns to call them.

A trust spokesperson said: "Mr Hamid has been excluded from practising at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham until the criminal investigation is complete because of the seriousness of the allegation.

"The trust has written to patients treated in the Neurosurgical Department informing them of the internal investigation."

A spokesman for BMI Healthcare, said: "As Mr Hamid has been charged we cannot comment further. We will continue to cooperate fully with the police."

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