Ardron v Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWHC 3157 (QB)
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Gross Misconduct; Injunctions; Gross Negligence or Wilful Default

The Claimant was employed by the Trust as a consultant psychiatrist. She was subject to disciplinary proceedings following an incident whereby a prisoner committed suicide. The investigation report set out various allegations against her, in particular relating to failures in record-keeping and documentation, alongside failures to meet the standards of good medical practice. The allegations made were given as examples of gross misconduct in the Trust’s Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.

The claimant argued there was no basis for a charge of gross misconduct; a charge which, if established, could potentially lead to the termination of her contract and serious ramifications for her, including

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This article is correct at 22/11/2018

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