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Ian Paterson: 'Opportunities missed' over breast surgeon

4 March 2014 Last updated at 15:24 GMT

Two hospitals missed opportunities to take action against a consultant breast surgeon who was performing unnecessary or incomplete operations, a review has found.

Spire Healthcare began investigating the work of Dr Ian Paterson at two private West Midlands hospitals in 2007.

Mr Paterson was suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2012.

Spire Healthcare's Jean-Jacques de Gorter told the BBC's Michele Paduano it apologised "unreservedly" to all patients.