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NHSE should intervene in trust safety investigation, says inquiry chair

The chair of the major inquiry into rogue surgeon Ian Paterson has raised concerns over a separate patient recall process conducted by Salford Royal Hospital, and suggested NHS England should intervene.

Leaders in Salford have been resisting pressure to expand a review of patients treated by the former head of its spinal division, John Williamson, over his 23-year career at the hospital.

A review of his last five years established clear problems with his surgical techniques and found multiple cases of avoidable harm.

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Source: HSJ, 7 May 2024


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