The doctor who worked at Spire Hospital accused of botched operations

The doctor who worked at the same firm as Ian Paterson accused of botched operations. Exclusive: Michael Walsh treated patients at a hospital run by Spire, which employed rogue breast surgeon Spire sacked Michael Walsh after colleagues and numerous patients raised concerns. Photograph: David Jones/PA A doctor who worked at the same private healthcare firm as the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been accused of subjecting scores of his patients to unnecessary operations that left many in pain, traumatised and unable to work, [...]

One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by doctors

One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by doctors.  The survey also found that almost half of those who tried to enrol on clinical trials of new treatments were unable to do so CREDIT: PA One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by their doctors, a study has found. The Institute of Cancer Research said radical action was needed to cut drug costs and speed up access to life-extending medications. Its survey of more than 1,000 cancer patients found [...]