Excluded urologist brings whistleblowing case against employer

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3786
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A consultant urologist who was excluded from the hospital where he worked after accusing the management of endangering patients by cost cutting has brought a compensation claim against his employers under legislation protecting whistleblowers.

    Ramon Niekrash had raised concerns about the health and safety of patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, south London, “like a broken record” from 2005, he told an employment tribunal in Croydon. But he was treated like a trouble maker and subjected to bullying and harassment, he said.

    Mr Niekrash claims that the vast majority of his letters went unheeded, which led him …

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