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Ian Paterson: Further 1,500 patients to be recalled

A further 1,500 patients of convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson are to be recalled and their treatment investigated.

Spire Healthcare, which runs private hospitals, said patients were being contacted after a trawl of IT systems.

Paterson was jailed for 20 years in 2017 for 17 counts of wounding people with intent.

The healthcare provider said it remained committed to tracking down all "outstanding patients".

The former surgeon subjected hundreds of patients to needless and damaging surgery over 14 years.

A 2020 independent inquiry ruled "a culture of avoidance and denial" left him free to perform botched operations in NHS and private hospitals in Birmingham and Solihull.

The inquiry recommended all 11,000 patients Paterson treated should be recalled for review.

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Source: BBC News, 1 February 2023


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