Update on shoulder surgery review

External Consultants have almost completed the investigation into the care received by patients undergoing complex upper limb procedures carried out by Consultant Mr Mian Munawar Shah.

The review was launched in September 2022 in light of concerns that were raised about some procedures carried out by him. In those cases, where it has been found that harm was caused to patients, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust will continue to offer appropriate clinical treatment as well as support to them and their families. We have arranged additional clinic appointments as well as further care for those who need this.

Patients whose review has been completed will have received a letter summarising the findings of the assessment of their care and we thank them for helping us with this review, appreciating that this has been a distressing time for them. When the review is fully concluded we will ensure that findings are shared firstly with patients, followed by the public.

Walsall Healthcare has also been supporting patients who have made complaints about treatment they received under Mr Shah. We are no longer accepting new complaints about his practise now that it almost three years since he performed surgery at Walsall Manor Hospital.

Mr Shah is no longer employed by the Trust.

If you require any further support, please contact our Patient Relations Team on 01922 656463 or pals.officer@nhs.net