Information for patients of Mr Ian Paterson

New compensation fund

In July 2021, Spire Healthcare set up a new compensation scheme for those patients of Ian Paterson whose treatment has been recently reviewed.

If you were a patient of Ian Paterson and would like to apply for compensation, you can make an application to the fund by contacting either of the two legal firms who are administering the fund:

  • Slater and Gordon: you can ring 0330 107 6472 or contact them through their website
  • Thompsons: you can ring 0800 0 224 224 or contact them through their website

You can also use another solicitor, if you prefer, and they can make the application to the fund by contacting the above legal firms on your behalf.

Read Spire Healthcare’s statement about the new fund


If you were a patient of Ian Paterson and have a query or concern about the care you received, you can call our dedicated patient freephone helpline on 0800 085 8130, and speak to a member of our specialist team. We're 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

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