Spire Healthcare to extend recall of patients treated by Mr John Bradley Williamson

23 May 2024

  • Spire Healthcare to contact patients dating back to 1998

Spire Healthcare will contact a further group of patients treated by John Bradley Williamson and review their care.

Spire has already carried out a comprehensive recall, in line with the National Quality Board’s Recall Framework, of patients who underwent specific spinal procedures by Mr Williamson between 2008-2013. Mr Williamson stopped performing surgery at Spire Manchester Hospital in 2013. The five-year period and scope of patients reviewed was in line with the patient recalls carried out by the local NHS Trusts, where Mr Williamson also practised.

At the end of each phase of a patient recall, Spire considers whether additional patients should be contacted. Based on the findings to date, Spire has decided to extend the recall to cover all patients who received specific spinal procedures from 1998, when Mr Williamson started to perform these surgeries at Spire Manchester, to ensure that all patients have received an appropriate standard of care.

Dr Cathy Cale, Spire Healthcare’s Group Medical Director, said: “We are committed to reviewing the care of all patients where concerns are raised. As we near the completion of the review of Mr Williamson’s patients who underwent certain procedures in the last five years that he performed surgery at Spire Manchester, we have concluded we should try to review all his patients that received these procedures.

“We recognise that it will be challenging to carry out a recall dating back to 1998 but we will endeavour to be as thorough as possible and to support those patients involved in the process.”

Spire is currently in the process of identifying the patients to be contacted and will then write to them. If any Spire Manchester patients have questions about the review of their care under Mr Williamson, they can email spirepne@spirehealthcare.com and a member of the dedicated review team will call them back.

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