Hundreds of patients for the UK’s second largest private healthcare provider have been recalled over concerns about operators performed by surgeon Habib Rahman.

The surgeon is alleged to have performed unnecessary or inappropriate shoulder surgeries at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands, lawyers said.

Spire Healthcare has invited 217 patients of Mr Rahman, whose practice was suspended in January 2019, to return to hospital and review their care.

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“Following the Royal College's guidance, we wrote to all shoulder patients who were identified as requiring follow up to offer them a consultation with an independent surgeon to review their care and to understand more about their post-operative recovery,” Spire said in a statement.

“We would encourage patients who have received a letter to follow up on our offer of a free review by an independent specialist to ensure their care has been as expected.”

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