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David Sellu qualified in Medicine from Manchester and held posts as Consultant Surgeon in Oman and as Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital in London. Afterwards, he transferred to the NHS as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and did private work at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow. A patient died under his care at the Clementine, an event that was to change his life. He was unfairly convicted of the patient’s manslaughter and given a two-and-a-half year prison sentence; he served half of this in some of the toughest prisons in the country. On his release his friends, family and he launched an appeal, which saw his conviction overturned in the Royal Courts of Justice. They uncovered evidence of racism and corporate greed, where the interest of the business prevailed over patient safety.

Sellu has published a riveting account of these events in a memoir entitled Did He Save Lives? A Surgeon’s Story, available from Amazon.