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Private hospital launches legal challenge against NHS trust that employed rogue breast surgeon

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 10 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3846
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

A private hospital company where the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson worked has launched a legal challenge against an NHS trust to determine whether the trust’s duty of care covered the surgeon’s private practice.

A trial is due to start in the High Court on 30 October 2017 to determine whether the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust had a legal duty of care that extended to Paterson’s non-NHS patients. The case is being brought by Spire Healthcare, where Paterson conducted much of his private practice.

A spokeswoman for the trust …

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