Case can proceed against doctor who discussed patient’s details on train, say judgesBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f614 (Published 29 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f614
- Clare Dyer
The NHS trust that runs Broadmoor secure hospital can go ahead with disciplinary action against a consultant forensic psychiatrist who discussed a patient’s medical report with a colleague on a crowded train, three Court of Appeal judges have ruled.
The judges quashed a High Court injunction stopping West London Mental Health NHS Trust from convening a disciplinary panel to hear allegations of breach of confidence against Dr Chhabra.
Judge Jeremy McMullen granted the injunction in the High Court last June after ruling that it would be a breach of Chhabra’s contract to allow the disciplinary panel to …