Doctor at the centre of a cancer patient scandal attacks decision to sack him

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A doctor at the centre of a cancer patient scandal in Surrey has attacked the decision to sack him.

An investigation revealed 27 patients with prostate and bladder cancer 'came to harm' including five who later died.

The review at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill was into pioneering treatment by consultant urologist Paul Miller.

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The NHS has set up a hotline and sent letters to a further 1,200 patients seen by Mr Miller between 2006 and 2013.

He was suspended last December and is currently banned from treating urological cancer patients.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has apologised in a statement for the errors in patients' treatment.

Mr Miller, who also worked at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital in Horley, issued a statement criticising his sacking.