Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions will pursue all outstanding charges against former Bundaberg-based surgeon Jayant Patel.

On Wednesday, Patel was found not guilty of manslaughter.

He is now facing charges on two counts of manslaughter, two of grievous bodily harm, seven of fraud and one of attempted fraud.

His case was mentioned in the Supreme Court this morning before Justice Glenn Martin.

DPP senior counsel Michael Byrne says all outstanding charges will be pursued, with the first trial to be a grievous bodily harm charge relating to patient Ian Vowles.

Outside court, Patel's lawyer Ken Fleming QC said he was disappointed with the news and the defence intended to make a submission to drop all charges.

Mr Fleming said the case would be back in court next month.

"We're disappointed and we'll make a submission to both the Attorney-General and the DPP," he said.

"We need the month to at least start looking at the next case.

"We've been - you might've noticed - otherwise occupied with the first one."

Patel's bail conditions also changed today.

He will now report to police twice a week instead of three, and his surety has been reduced from $20,000 to $10,000.

Bundaberg patient advocate Beryl Crosby says she is relieved the other trials are proceeding and hopes justice will be served.

"As long as things continued I think it was relief to us," she said.

"Now we will just have to wait and see - I can't prejudge what is going to happen."

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