Surgeon is taking claims of victimisation over whistleblowing to High Court

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 03 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8247
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant paediatric surgeon who claims that he is being victimised for raising concerns over patients’ safety at Alder Hey children’s hospital is to go to the High Court this month, in a case that could help clarify the law on doctors and whistleblowing.

Edwin Jesudason is trying to prevent Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust sacking him. The trust said that it wanted to sack him because colleagues could no longer work with him, but he claimed that the real reason was that he raised concerns about patient safety in 2008.

In a five day hearing that starts at the High Court in Manchester on 17 December, he …

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