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Surgeon wins court injunction against dismissal

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3300
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    A consultant surgeon has won a temporary injunction at the High Court to stop his employer giving him the sack in a case that has been hailed as a strong warning to NHS trusts to follow contractual procedures.

    Gideon Lauffer was dismissed by his employer, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, on 25 June, after the trust said it had lost confidence in him over alleged concerns about his capability and conduct as a surgeon.

    The High Court, in granting the interim …

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