Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 15th February 2021
In April 2017, Ian Paterson, a surgeon in the West Midlands, was convicted of wounding with intent, and imprisoned. The story of a surgeon harming patients in his care was shocking, and at the time of his trial Paterson was described as having ‘breached his patients’ trust and abused his power’. His malpractice took place in both NHS and private facilities. On 4 February 2021 the independent inquiry into the issues raised by Paterson published its report.