Hidden justice in the NHS: Profile of Claire McLaughlan – a doctors’ career terminator and rehabilitator

The National Health Service has a largely hidden system of justice when a health trust is involved in a dispute with a doctor. It holds internal inquiries and appeals in private to decide whether a doctor should be dismissed. The people who chair and sit on the inquiry are drawn from a list that a […]

My blog in 2020: The year total visitors passed over 2 million

Happy New Year. Since this blog was launched at the very end of 2009 it has had over 2.8 million hits and over 2 million visitors – a remarkable achievement – even if I say it myself – for a single handed effort. The number of blogs on my site also topped over 1000 – […]

A bizarre tribunal hearing on the treatment of Epsom’s health trust’s sole woman cardiologist

Dispute could last a decade Last week by Zoom I attended a tribunal hearing – just one in a long running saga between the Epsom and St Helier University Trust and their former consultant, Dr Usha Prasad. This dispute which is by no means over – she has already had one employment tribunal, one employment […]