Man is circumcised by MISTAKE after NHS surgeons mixed up his paperwork

Man is circumcised by MISTAKE after going to hospital to have his bladder inspected when NHS surgeons mixed up his paperwork with another patient's The unnamed man incorrectly went under the knife last September His notes became mixed up with a man who was meant to have the procedure One of eight 'never events' at University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trusts in 2018

By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 17:55 GMT, 25 March 2019 | Updated: 17:55 GMT, 25 March 2019

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A man has been circumcised by mistake after surgeons confused him for another patient.

An NHS report reveals the man - who has not been named - was scheduled to have his bladder inspected via a thin camera in a cystoscopy procedure.

But the patient's notes became mixed up with those of a man who was due to be circumcised last September.

The case is one of eight 'never events' that took place at University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust last year. 

A man has been circumcised by mistake after doctors confused him for another patient (stock)

A man has been circumcised by mistake after doctors confused him for another patient (stock)

'Never events' are serious, preventable mistakes that are considered so shockingly bad they should never occur.

They also also cover operating on the wrong patient or the incorrect part of the body. 

Leicestershire Live asked the man's age, with the trust confirming he is an adult but saying further details are 'irrelevant'. 

The trust also denied to answer exactly how the error came about. 

NEVER EVENTS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST IN 2018 

January: Unintentional connection of a patient requiring oxygen to an air flow meter (measures how much air is moving through a tube)

March: Swab left in a child who underwent surgery to remove small lumps of tissue at the back of his nose

April: Unintentional connection of a patient requiring oxygen to an air flow meter

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Man had incorrect surgery due to him having a similar name to another patient

May: Patient had incorrect surgery due to the consent process not being robust enough. Failure to learn from a previous never ever was listed as a factor

June: Patient had an X-ray on their blood vessels in an incorrect place. Failure to learn from a previous never ever was listed as a factor

September: Man was circumcised when he consented to a bladder inspection. Failure to learn from a previous never ever was listed as a factor

November: Hip implant was fitted to the wrong side of a patient 

The report - by Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCCG) - also revealed the trust left a swab inside a child

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