NHS chiefs spend £100,000 on failed bid to stop whistleblowing doctor having his day in court

NHS chiefs spent more than £100,000 on a failed bid to stop a whistleblowing junior doctor having his day in court.

Dr Chris Day, 32, said his career was “destroyed” after he raised fears over a short-staffed intensive care unit in Woolwich, London.

Yet he was blocked from taking his claims to an employment tribunal after Health Education England (HEE) argued it wasn’t his employer.

Three Court of Appeal judges reversed that decision in May and granted Dr Day a tribunal next year.

Now we can reveal HEE spent £103,167 of taxpayer cash on legal fees linked to the case.

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust where Dr Day worked spent a further £29,523 in legal fees since the row began in October 2014.

Dr Day said his performance was questioned and his training number deleted after he said he was the only doctor covering an 18-bed intensive care unit.

Article from The Mirror, 15 October 2017