Information for patients of Mr Ian Paterson

In late 2020, Spire Healthcare wrote to all patients who were seen by Ian Paterson between 1993 and 2011 with information about the care they received.

If you have received a letter and would like to discuss the content or receive support, please call our dedicated patient freephone helpline on 0800 085 8130, and speak to a member of our specialist team. We are able to offer support ranging from an appointment with an expert consultant, through to counselling and follow up treatment, where clinically appropriate, tailored to your needs. You will not be charged for this support or asked for payment details when you visit one of our hospitals.

Our helpline is in operation between 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm on Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. You can also email us at

You can also call this number if you were seen by Mr Paterson, have not received a letter, and have concerns.

If you would like confidential support and advice from an independent organisation, you can also speak to The Patients Association on 0800 345 7115 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Spire’s response to the findings of the Paterson Independent Inquiry

The Paterson Independent Inquiry published its final report on 4 February 2020.

Read Spire Healthcare’s statement in response to the report

Frequently asked questions

The Paterson Independent Inquiry

The Independent Inquiry into the issues raised by Paterson was chaired by the former Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James. For information on the Inquiry and the final report, please visit

Changes made by Spire Healthcare

Spire Healthcare has made a wide range of changes since Paterson’s time, aimed at putting patient safety at the heart of everything we do.

Read more about the changes

Findings from the Verita report

In 2013, Spire Healthcare commissioned the independent consultancy Verita to undertake a review of the governance arrangements at Spire Parkway and Little Aston hospitals in the light of concerns raised about Mr Ian Paterson. Spire asked Verita to explore the circumstances that enabled Mr Paterson to practise as he did, so that lessons could be learnt.

Read more about the Report

Spire Healthcare's response to recommendations from the Verita report

Upon completion of the Verita report, in 2014, Spire published its response to the findings.

Read Spire Healthcare's response