A gynaecologist who left a woman needing life-saving treatment after a botched abortion in Birmingham has been told he can practise again if he undergoes retraining.

Andrew Gbinigie was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council in 2003 after he ripped open the 21-year-old woman's uterus and mistakenly removed an ovary and part of her bowel during an operation.

The patient was left fighting for her life and was only saved by a team of surgeons who had to remove one of her kidneys.

On Saturday,a GMC fitness to practise hearing ruled Dr Gbinigie, from Barnt Green, Worcestershire, could remain on the medical register, subject to restrictions which will be reviewed in nine months.

GMC panel chairman Dr Howard Freeman told Dr Gbinigie he had to undertake a clinical attachment to regain and update his clinical skills.