TEN cancer patients who died after treatment by a “rogue” NHS doctor may have been failed by the system, a hearing was told.
Consultant urologist Paul Miller was said to have used experimental methods including high-intensity ultrasound to burn away prostate cancer cells — a treatment not recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Ten cancer patients died after treatment by ‘rogue’ NHS doctor Paul Miller
A Royal College of Surgeons probe found 27 of his patients suffered “serious harm” between 2004 and 2013.
Ten, aged between 57 and 86 later died.
By 2008, fellow doctors and nurses allegedly told bosses patients were suffering lasting damage as a result of the treatments.
But hospital chiefs took five years to act.
Dr Miller, 62, treated bladder and prostate cancer patients at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill and two private hospitals.
West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield yesterday told a pre-inquest review in Crawley that she would investigate claims of “systemic failure”.
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The consultant was sacked in 2015 after an investigation but he was not struck off.
It is understood he now works in LA.
Inquests will start in September into the ten deaths.
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