Dame Caroline renews calls for inquiry after Paterson sentencing

Following the sentencing hearing in the case of controversial surgeon, Ian Paterson, Dame Caroline said, "The deplorable actions of former surgeon, Ian Paterson, have incurred a 15 year sentence through the courts. Whilst I welcome this decision on behalf of the victims, like the Royal College of Surgeons I want to see a full inquiry to establish why his misconduct went unchecked for so long and why those working closely with him did not seek to put a stop to it".

"I am pleased that the Health Secretary has committed to holding a full investigation if The Conservatives are re-elected to Government, which would serve to benefit both the private and public sectors".


Dame Caroline Spelman