Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

From BBC - December 7, 2017

An independent inquiry is to be held into the malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who carried out hundreds of botched operations.

It will aim to learn lessons from the case and improve care, the Department of Health said.

Paterson was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent in April after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. He had his initial 15-year jail term increased to 20 years in August.

The inquiry will begin in January.

The DoH said the scope of the inquiry was likely to consider:

Health Minister Philip Dunne said: "Ian Paterson's malpractice sent shockwaves across the health system due to the seriousness and extent of his crimes, and I am determined to make sure lessons are learnt from this."

Paterson, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was jailed in May after an eight-week trial.

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