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Nephrologist who was unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing is awarded £219 000 compensation

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 24 January 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p182
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant nephrologist who was unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing about a new procedure that she thought was unsafe has been awarded £219 000 compensation by an employment tribunal.

Jasna Macanovic strongly opposed the buttonholing procedure, which involved using blunt needles to aid dialysis, after learning that some patients had suffered complications. The technique divided opinion among the consultants …

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