Idu v East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 1649
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Dismissal Procedure; Insubordination; Professional/Personal Misconduct

This appeal arose out of a situation where the claimant had been summarily dismissed from their job as an emergency surgeon for gross misconduct.  The impugned conduct was related to the claimant’s alleged rudeness and failure to follow reasonable instructions.  There were no allegations relating to the professional conduct and medical skills of the claimant.

The investigation and disciplinary process was carried out under the ‘Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS’ framework.   This policy required that a three-person panel, including an independent

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This article is correct at 15/10/2019
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