Inquiry into Leeds cardiac surgeon

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A health watchdog is investigating allegations against a Leeds heart surgeon.

Nihal Weerasena, who worked at Leeds General Infirmary, is subject to the General Medical Council inquiry after he stopped carrying out operations in 2013.

An interim hearing, held in private earlier this year, imposed temporary conditions including that he must inform the GMC of any disciplinary proceedings, must not undertake private work and must obtain approval before accepting a post which GMC registration is required for.

A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said Mr Weerasena remained employed after voluntarily agreeing to only undertake non-clinical duties.