A doctor who made complaints about the way that a number of services were run by the Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust has claimed that she suffered detriment after making her concerns public. The woman, who was a leading figure in Redditch and Bromsgrove family planning, contraception and sexual health services as part of the Clinical Commissioning Group, began her claim for unfair dismissal almost 12 months ago.
The case has been delayed due to panel members' unavailability and the workload of the trust's legal representative. The tribunal judge offered this information after the doctor asked for an explanation for the lack of progression of her claims, citing concerns that 'memories could be fading". The trust had originally and unsuccessfully applied to have the doctor's claim stricken because the relationship and trust between the employer and employee had broken down.