“1 member of staff has left the trust and has been formally referred to the NMC.
Disciplinary hearings for 3 members of staff will be held in December. This has been delayed as we previously understood that these would take place in October.
2 junior staff have been investigated and have returned to work under supervision, following additional training.
The doctor involved has left the trust, as you are aware. We believe that they are no longer registered in the UK. We understand that the GMC are carrying out their own process in regard to this doctor. I believe that Sara Ryan is aware of this.
The duration of time that this is all taking to conclude is very regrettable. The Trust have acknowledged this and apologise for it. They have explained that some of the staff involved have had periods of sickness, which has resulted in their cases being unable to be progressed. There was also an issue of staff being subject to Ridgeway policies, which were not wholly fit for purpose and subsequent negotiation with the staff representatives to agree a way forward.”
So. As ever. Questions/comments. Questions we shouldn’t be asking.
Why has it taken so long to get an update on the above?Why do the numbers of staff involved change on every iteration?Why are the disciplinary hearings to be held in December? LB died 19 months before this. How can this process possibly take this long?You know I’m aware that the GMC are carrying out their own process about the doctor because I fucking referred him/her. Because no one else would.The time taken isn’t ‘regrettable’. It’s barbaric.We haven’t had the luxury of taking ‘periods of sickness’ because of what we’re up against.Don’t pull the ‘Ridgeway policy’ card. You took over this organisation knowing the issues involved.Given crap all has happened in over 16 months, what a meaningless statement from NHS England about pressing for progress.
And, as ever, you absolute fucking bastards. Typical bastardry by Sloven, half arsed, lily livered NHS England response, complete duck out by Monitor, behind the fence shivering from the local authority/clinical commissioning group and some action by the CCQ.
What an absolute shambles.