The Association of Breast Surgery would like to express its sympathy to the patients who have suffered as a result of Mr Paterson’s actions.
Whilst Mr Paterson has never been a member of the Association of Breast Surgery, we understand that many patients and their families have further questions. We take this incident very seriously. However, we would like to reassure patients that this is a historic, isolated incident that reflects the actions of an individual surgeon and does not represent the current standard of breast care in the UK. The first priority of our members is the health and wellbeing of patients.
The Association of Breast Surgery continues to raise the already high standards of breast surgery by providing our members with ongoing education and training and supporting research and national audits to ensure the delivery of a high standard of breast surgery care throughout the UK.