Patient notifications

Our ambition is always to offer excellent standards of patient safety, clinical accountability and customer service but we are not complacent and continuously seek improvement.

As a responsible healthcare business, we have robust systems for overseeing the practice of clinicians working with us. We continuously review the practice of the 8,000+ consultants across our 39 hospitals, and will contact individual patients about their care if we have a concern about a consultant’s practice.

Occasionally, when we are concerned about a consultant’s work, we will need to invite patients back for a consultation or undertake a review of their care. When this happens, we work together with our partners in the NHS, and maintain transparency by openly sharing information both within and between our hospitals, the NHS and our regulators. We always work to put the welfare of these patients at the centre of our process.

The table below sets out Spire’s current ongoing patient notifications of scale where we have identified concerns about a consultant's practice or other matter.

Active patient notifications

Information correct as of 15 March 2023

Consultant name Spire hospital Status of consultant Procedure description Notification status  Date patient notification commenced Contact details for patients
John Bradley Williamson Spire Manchester Hospital Practising privileges revoked Spinal surgery

Precautionary patient notification exercise underway

March 2023 Call 0800 028 7418
between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday or email


An active patient notification is when we are communicating to more than 10 patients about the concerns we have about a consultant's practice.

If you require support through the process, The Patients Association can provide support and guidance. You can contact them on 0800 345 7115 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.