West London Mental Health NHS Trust v Chhabra  UKSC 80Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKSC 80
Legal BodyUK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues
The Appellant in this case was a doctor who was appealing against a decision that the respondent, the NHS Trust, had been entitled to arrange a conduct panel in disciplinary procedures against her.
It was alleged that she breached patient confidentiality by discussing patients and reading medical reports on a train. In line with the trust’s disciplinary policy, which implemented a national framework, the case manager appointed a case investigator.
After the Appellant expressed concerns regarding the involvement of the trust’s associate HR director, the trust gave an undertaking that he would not be involved in the investigation. However, the case investigator communicated with the HR
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