A UROLOGIST responsible for a Barrow dad being left unable to have sex is 'incompetent', inspectors have said.

In 2012 Kavinder Madhra carried out what should have been a routine circumcision on the patient at Furness General Hospital.

However, too much skin was removed which led to a condition known as a 'hidden penis', and last year the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust paid the man a settlement of £125,000.

Mr Madhra, who was also involved in the care of Irene Erhart from Walney whose death a coroner ruled was contributed to by his treatment, now faces being struck off.

The General Medical Council assessed Mr Madhra in May and June 2018 after he was reported to the watchdog by hospital bosses.

Inspectors said he failed a peer review and tests of competence and the consultant faces being struck off once a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing is complete.

The case against Mr Madhra hearing first started last May in Manchester. It resumed earlier this month and has been adjourned again with the hearing due to reconvene on February 17.

The panel, led by chair Julain Weinberg, is still to determine whether Mr Madhra’s professional performance was unacceptable in the areas of assessment of patients and clinical management.

The GMC also alleged his ability to maintain professional performance is a cause for concern.

Mr Madhra has already admitted his ability to work with colleagues is a cause for concern.

Mr Madhra worked at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay from 2001 to 2018 when he resigned after the MPTS imposed restrictions on him.

In 2002 he was given a warning by the GMC but was allowed to continue working.

He continued to be paid while he spent a number of years retraining and he returned to FGH in 2008.

However concerns continued to be raised and in 2014 five complaints made on a single day by patients and staff led to him being suspended.

Mr Madhra, 64, still lives in Hawcoat in The Gardens. His wife is a GP in Barrow.

If the MPTS panel finds the case against Mr Madhra proven he faces being struck off and banned from working as a doctor again in the UK.