Weak appraisal system allowed rogue surgeon to slip through the net

first_imgFrances Perks The appraisal process allowed a lot to slip through the net, and it was really a missed opportunityEmma Doughty, medical negligence specialist at Slater and Gordon The “tick box” process for appraising doctors allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson to “slip through the net” and should be overhauled, lawyers for his victims have said.A solicitors firm representing more than 60 maimed women said the “God complex” consultant could have been stopped if reviews by managers had been more thorough.Slater and Gordon last night revealed evidence of “short and succinct” annual appraisals during the time Paterson was carrying out hundreds of needless and negligent operations. Paterson even managed to dupe GP Marian MoranCredit:Tom Maddick/SWNS Victim Frances Perks said she Paterson should ‘rot in hell’Credit:Andrew Fox Marian Moranlast_img