Habib Rahman is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who worked at the Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands. He was also employed by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Following an investigation by the Royal College of Surgeons, Spire Healthcare contacted 217 patients who received treatment for shoulder manipulation surgery at the hands of Mr Rahman.
Spire Heathcare restricted Habib Rahman’s practice in September 2018, with his practising privileges suspended in January 2019 and removed in May 2019. The General Medical Council (GMC) record that they have imposed “interim conditions” on his fitness to practice.
Spire Healthcare have said, “During that period, we invited the Royal College of Surgeons to independently review Mr Rahman’s practice, liaising closely with his employing NHS Trust, the Care Quality Commission and General Medical Council on the output of that review”
They have also stated, “We wrote to all shoulder patients who were identified as requiring follow up to offer them a consultation with an independent surgeon to review their care and to understand more about their post-operative recovery. That process is still ongoing.
“We would encourage patients who have received a letter to follow up on our offer of a free review by an independent specialist to ensure their care has been as expected.”
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has not recalled any of its NHS patients.