Over 1,000 patients in Surrey are being notified this week that their consultant urologist, Paul Miller, has been sacked by the East Surrey Hospital. Concerns were first raised towards the end of 2013 that Dr Miller was failing to follow established treatment practices for prostate cancer. Subsequent investigations have confirmed that Dr Miller's practice was unacceptable and has caused significant harm to some patients. Up to 1,200 patients may have been affected.
Dr Miller is currently banned from practice, pending the outcome of a General Medical Council (GMC) investigation. The hospital has set up a helpline for patients worried about their care.