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Junior doctor withdraws claim that whistleblowing ruined his career

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 16 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4356
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor who claimed that he was unfairly dismissed by an NHS trust for whistleblowing about unsafe staffing levels and that his career was destroyed by Health Education England has withdrawn his claims part way through an employment tribunal hearing.

Chris Day, 33, fought a four year legal battle to have his claims heard after raising concerns in 2014 about understaffing and safety at the intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, south London, where he was a specialist registrar in emergency medicine.123 He claimed that after he repeated the concerns to HEE it deleted his training number, making it impossible for him to continue his training.

HEE claimed that it was not legally his employer, so …

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