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Ship's doctor wins claim after demanding better care

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7194.1309-b (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1309
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

A ship's doctor has won an unfair dismissal claim against a British shipping company which sacked him for demanding better medical care on board.

Laurence Tinckler, a former consultant surgeon, will now seek reinstatement as medical officer with Curnow Shipping, which runs three cruises a year on the royal mail ship St Helena between Cardiff in Wales and the …

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