If you thought, after the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal, that a culture of denial in the NHS couldn’t happen again, read this. Here you see that the culture of wilful blindness continues. You can’t trust the people in powerful positions to have your interests at heart. Ask questions. Challenge professionals to explain themselves. Keep a record of what is said and done.
An inquiry recommends the 11,000 patients operated on by Ian Paterson have their surgery reassessed.