Redundancy process was flawed, admits trust

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1602
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Burnley Health Care NHS Trust has admitted that the process surrounding the redundancy of Mr Ian Mahady was flawed and that an urgent review of the management structure is needed. This week the report of the independent inquiry panel, which the trust set up to investigate the circumstances of the redundancy, was published in full. This recommends that Mr Mahady should be reinstated as an NHS consultant and says that the management processes were inadequate, inappropriate, and often confused. The panel comprised two consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists, Mr Robert Atlay medical director, Liverpool Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services NHS Trust, and Dr David Warrell, chairman, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Mr Mahady, a consultant obstetrician …

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