A PATHOLOGIST whose action led to a Dewsbury surgeon being accused of manslaughter has kept his job.
Dr Kenneth Shorrock was appearing before a General Medical Council hearing.
He admitted changing a pathology report into the death of a Liversedge woman.
The action led to a surgeon being accused of manslaughter, the Manchester hearing was told.
Dr Shorrock left out a passage in a second report into the death of the woman on the operating table which cleared urologist Hurais Ramis Syed of blame.
Mr Syed was later charged with manslaughter, but was cleared at Leeds Crown Court in May, 2004.
Dr Shorrock admitted altering the report, but denied that he had "no sufficient reason" to do so.
He told the GMC he did so on the basis of further information from a coroner.
A report prepared for the GMC said Dr Shorrock's post-mortem on Gladys Allen fell seriously below expected standards.
Mrs Allen, 78, bled to death at Dewsbury District Hospital in January, 2000, after an operation to remove a cancerous kidney.
Dr Shorrock at first said Mrs Allen's death in the operating theatre could not be blamed on her surgeon.
But a year later he changed his report.
Although he has kept his job the GMC found him guilty of serious professional misconduct.
He was given a reprimand, the lowest form of censure. He will be allowed to carry on practising medicine without any conditions or supervision.
* Dr Shorrock carried out the post-mortem on Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian mistakenly shot dead at Stockwell Tube station in south London by police investigating the 7/7 terror attacks in the capital.