Update on shoulder surgery review

Almost 400 patients have now been contacted as part of a review into complex upper limb surgery carried out at Walsall Manor Hospital.

The review was launched in September 2022 in light of concerns being raised into certain procedures carried out by the Consultant, Mr Mian Munawar Shah.

A patient helpline (01922 604631 or email walsall.helpline@nhs.net) was also set up for anyone concerned about surgery they have had, that was carried out by Mr Shah.

External consultants who will carry out the review have started their initial investigations and all patients who underwent procedures of potential concern have been identified and contacted. Those patients who haven’t yet responded to the Trust will be contacted again.

Professor David Loughton CBE, Chief Executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Work has begun on preparing all files, X-rays, GP letters, consent forms and surgery documentation for each case to enable the external team of assessors to review patients’ treatment fully and thoroughly.

“If the Trust receives formal feedback from the assessors around particular patients’ care they will be contacted and supported throughout this review. We appreciate this is a concerning time for our patients and we once again offer our sincere apologies to them. We are trying to work through the process as quickly as possible so they have answers and clarity on any further treatment or follow up.

“I have committed to keeping our patients who form part of this review, but also the wider public updated on the status of this investigation. We will share our findings with patients first, and then the public, as I promised when the review started.”

Mr Shah is no longer employed by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.