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6th Jul, 2022

Ian Paterson survivors raise a cuppa for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sarah Mason 7th Oct, 2021

SURVIVORS of convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson joined forces for cancer sufferers.

Former patients and family members raised £158 at The Greswolde Arms Hotel in Knowle at their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support.

Sarah Jane Downing, the founder of the support group for convicted former breast surgeon Ian Paterson’s private patients, hosted the event and welcomed, Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti and Kashmir Uppal, of Shoosmiths LLP – who has represented Paterson’s clients in seeking justice.

As well as familiar faces the group welcomed new members to the group who have just discovered their surgeries by Paterson were wrongful and unnecessary.

Sarah Jane said: “Since the full recall of all of Paterson’s patients – those who had general surgery and those who had breast surgery – we have welcomed a number of new people to the group so that they can hopefully find support from others who have shared the same experience.”

Ms Uppal shared a message of hope to the group regarding Paterson’s appeal.

Sarah Jane said Ms Uppal informed the group she believes because the courts found Paterson guilty on all counts and increased his sentence that it is highly unlikely that his application to appeal will be granted.

Mr Bhatti, who has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Health Secretary, also pledged his continued support to the victims.

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