Shropshire whistleblower dentist tells job tribunal of ‘witch hunt’

The Shropsire Star on Feb 5th 2016 reports: Shropshire whistleblower dentist tells job tribunal of ‘witch hunt’

A consultant dentist complained he became the victim of a witch hunt after making whistleblowing allegations about waiting list breaches for patients at a hospital.

The accusation was made against Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust by Paul Dowsing, who was consultant orthodontist at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital.

Mr Dowsing, who specialised in treating mainly young patients for dental regularities, was described by witnesses at Birmingham Employment Tribunal as an excellent dentist who “always put his patients first”.

He made a legal claim against the trust, which he joined in 2006, alleging detriment, including suspension, after making whistleblowing allegations.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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