The safety of our patients is our top priority. We work with the relevant governing bodies across the United Kingdom to help with any ongoing investigations.
Patient notices about procedures
Metal on metal hip replacements
The Medicines Health and Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has revised its guidance on reviews for patients who have undergone metal on metal implant surgery.
The Medicines Health and Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has revised its guidance on reviews for patients who have undergone metal on metal implant surgery. As a result of the changes, all patients with these implants are now advised to have their blood metal level tested according to MHRA guidelines and some may require ultrasound or MRI scans.
As a result of this new guidance, Nuffield Health have contacted patients who we believe received Metal on Metal Implants at our hospitals.
If you were treated in a Nuffield Health hospital for a joint replacement and believe you received a metal on metal hip implant but have not yet been contacted by us, you can find out if you might be advised to be tested by contacting the Matron at the Nuffield Hospital you had your hip surgery. Contact details can be found here.
Transvaginal mesh for repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse
Following guidelines issued by NICE regarding transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse, we will be fully implementing their recommendations and will no longer be using mesh in this procedure.
The NHS are now responsible for commissioning specialised services for women with complications of mesh inserted for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. A list of hospitals selected to provide these specialist services and a series of patient information leaflets can be accessed here: https://bsug.org.uk/pages/for-patients/mesh-information-leaflets/156. This information is aimed to support decision making and we encourage all patients considering this type of surgery to use these leaflets as a basis for discussion with your Consultant, GP, hospital care team and family or friends.
For patients who have already undergone their procedure, there is currently no guidance from regulators regarding what if any action should be taken. Until such guidance is provided, we are not advising any interventions but encourage any women who have concerns and were treated at one of our hospitals to get in touch with us by calling 0300 123 1907.
Cataract lens implants with EyeCee One preloaded and EyeCee One Crystal preloaded intraocular lenses (IOLs)
The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulation Agency (MHRA) have been made aware there is some concern that an increased pressure in the eye has been found in a small number of patients who have received EyeCee One preloaded and EyeCee One Crystal preloaded intraocular lenses (IOLs) since September 2022. Having high pressure in your eye can lead to damage to your optic nerve and vision loss if left untreated.
In response to this, Nuffield Health have contacted patients who we believe received these lenses and invited them to an appointment to have their eye pressure measured as soon as possible.
If you have attended a Nuffield Health hospital for eye surgery since September 2022 and believe you received an EyeCee One preloaded or EyeCee One Crystal preloaded intraocular lens, but our team has not been able to contact you, please contact the Nuffield Health Hospital where you had your eye surgery. They will be able to advise you if eye pressure testing is required and if so an appointment can be arranged. Contact details can be found here.
Total Knee Replacement surgery using Zimmer Biomet NexGen® Stemmed Option Tibial Components
The National Joint Registry (NJR) and Zimmer Biomet (the manufacturer), have identified that the NexGen® Stemmed Option Tibial Components, when paired with either the Legacy® Posterior Stabilized (LPS) Flex Option Femoral or the LPS Flex Gender Solutions Femoral (GSF) Option Femoral, have a higher revision rate than other total knee replacements.
In response to this, Nuffield Health is contacting patients who we believe have been implanted with these combinations of components and invite them to an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon to review their knee.
If you have attended a Nuffield Health hospital for knee replacement surgery and believe you received a Zimmer Biomet NexGen® Stemmed Option Tibial Component, you will be contacted in the coming weeks.
If our team has not been able to contact you, please contact the Nuffield Health Hospital where you had your knee surgery. They will be able to advise you if an appointment needs to be arranged. Contact details can be found here.
Patient notices about case reviews
Professor David Galloway review
An independent historical review of a select number of Professor David Galloway’s patients at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital is taking place. We are contacting our patients directly, asking questions about their gastric-band. Our review is taking place after two of Professor Galloway’s patients at Nuffield Health had a rare complication associated with the positioning of their gastric-band. Professor Galloway retired from his practice at Nuffield Health in 2015. For any patients of his who have concerns, questions or who wish to provide feedback, please contact us on 0300 790 6199, Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00-17:00.
Mr Philip Kaloo review
An independent review of Mr Kaloo’s practice has now taken place. We have contacted Mr Kaloo’s patients (from September 2016) to seek feedback about the care he provided. For any patients who have questions, please contact us on 01242 246586 or 01242 246560, Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00-17:00.
Professor Derek McMinn investigation
Following recent media coverage with allegations against a former consultant, Professor Derek McMinn, we would like to reassure patients that we will support the ongoing investigation by the GMC and BMI Healthcare.
Professor Derek McMinn was suspended in March 2019 from working at BMI Healthcare’s Edgbaston Hospital. This hospital was owned by Nuffield Health until 1 February 2008 and Professor Derek McMinn therefore worked with Nuffield Health up until this time when the hospital was sold to BMI Healthcare.
The care of our patients is our number one priority and we understand these allegations may be distressing for Prof McMinn’s former patients and their relatives. If any information concerning individuals that relates to patient harm is identified as the criminal investigation progresses, we will respond to the people concerned and provide any support they need. Please contact us 020 7935 0894 (selecting option 4) if you would like more information.
Mr Michael Walsh investigation
Following the recent media reports regarding a former consultant, we would like to reassure patients we are working with the GMC on their ongoing investigation into Mr Michael Walsh. The safety and welfare of our patients is our number one priority - we are actively reviewing Mr Michael Walsh’s historic patient cases and should any issues come to light we will contact patients directly. Due to patient confidentiality, we are unable to comment on specific cases. For any patients concerned, we advise them to contact the Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital on 0113 388 2000.
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