Royal College of Surgeons calls for review of safety standards
The President and Vice-Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) have issued an open letter reassuring the public
that rogue doctors should now be caught by modern rules governing medical practice. This follows what the RCS called the “abhorrent
actions” of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who was recently jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of 17 counts of wounding
with intent, and three of unlawful wounding, after carrying out unnecessary operations. However, the RCS warned there is no
room for complacency and called for a review by the next government of how safety standards and transparency can improve,
particularly in the private sector.
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