Trust withdraws allegations against consultant

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1486

One of the longest running employment disputes in the NHS ended last week when the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust unconditionally withdrew “all allegations, criticisms, and charges” against Dr Helena Daly, formerly a consultant haematologist at Treliske Hospital. Both parties agreed, however, that Dr Daly should not return to her former job, from which she was first suspended nearly three years ago.

The case took a bizarre turn last summer when John Saxby, former chief executive of the trust, publicly admitted that his action in suspending and demoting Dr Daly had been “inappropriate.” Dr Daly has always maintained that …

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