British doctor faces 10 sex assault charges involving patients

British doctor faces 10 sex assault charges involving patients

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

Nafees Hamid, from Moseley in Birmingham, is accused of assaulting women at the Priory Hospital, Edgbaston and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham between January 2011 and February 2013.

The 50-year-old neurosurgeon, who is employed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, was previously charged with sexually assaulting a female patient at the Priory Hospital in June this year.

He will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on December 3 in respect of this charge.

West Midlands Police said he was charged with the further 10 offences yesterday and remanded to appeared before magistrates in Birmingham today.

Detective Inspector Ian Ingram, from the West Midlands Police Public Protection Unit, said: “We are working closely with the Trust as part of our ongoing investigation.”

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 on their freephone number 0800 096 2254.

A spokeswoman for the Trust 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, added: “As Mr Hamid has been charged we cannot comment further; we will continue to cooperate fully with the police.

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