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Trust admits it was wrong to suspend surgeon and apologises for distress caused

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 21 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2285
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has settled a High Court claim by a leading heart surgeon, admitting that it wrongly excluded her from her job and apologising for the distress the legal proceedings caused her.

Marjan Jahangiri, a professor of cardiac surgery, won an interim High Court injunction last August allowing her back to work pending a full hearing of her claim that the trust’s decision to exclude her was “irrational” and breached her employment contract.1

Now the case has been settled on confidential terms, with the trust also apologising for the decision to stop her working, for …

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