Instead of fighting the case on the facts, the NHS, the Deanery/Health Education England and the Secretary of State for Health instructed 4 separate law firms against me. They argued that none of them could be held legally responsible for this situation or my future employment and an unfair dismissal claim was impossible.
Health Education England (HEE) or ‘the Deanery’ has argued in court (at my Employment Tribunal Preliminary Hearing on 25 February 2015) that doctors below consultant grade do not have the right to protection from victimisation if they whistle-blow to them.
Having 54,000 doctors not covered by whistle-blowing law in this way is not only bad for doctors, it could also be very dangerous for patients and could promote a culture of fear in the NHS.
My case involves an Intensive Care Unit that at night routinely did not adhere to national staffing levels as defined in ICU Core Standards ...READ MORE
We recently won leave to appeal the Preliminary Hearing Judgment that agreed with HEE’s approach. If our appeal fails the Judgment will be binding on all future whistle-blowing cases ...READ MORE
As a family with two young children, this situation has been a lot to take on. We take the view that what we have done is worthwhile, and if successful will benefit other doctors and patients; but it has come at a huge cost to us as a family. Raising concerns in the NHS and whistle-blowing litigation is not for the faint hearted ...READ MORE
My name is Chris Day. I qualified as a doctor in 2009 and was on a formal career path to being a consultant. I am now over a year down a somewhat different road pursuing claims of whistle-blowing detriment in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ...READ MORE