Inquiry announced into case of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson

Paterson was not suspended until eight years after concerns were first raised, and inquiry will look for lessons to be learned

The government will launch an independent national inquiry into the actions of the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail in August after carrying out needless surgery on patients who were left traumatised and scarred.

The inquiry will begin in January and report in the summer of 2019, and will be chaired by the Right Rev Graham James, the bishop of Norwich.

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