Bhanot v South West London and St George’s Mental Hospital NHS Trust: ChD 2000

The court considered its jurisdiction to intervene in disciplinary proceedings against a doctor, where the Trust had decided the allegation was of personal misconduct.
Held: This was an action for breach of contract and what the court was deciding was whether on the information before it the case of breach of contract is sufficiently strong to make the order sought.


Bell J


[2000] Lloyd’s Rep Med 324


England and Wales


Not followedKramer v South Bedforshire Health Care Trust ChD 16-Oct-1995
It was for the Trust employer to decide which kind of disciplinary proceedings to institute. Absent bad faith or Wednesbury unreasonableness, the employer’s decision on categorisation was final. There can be no reason otherwise to include in the . .

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CitedSkidmore v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust HL 22-May-2003
The disciplinary code for doctors employed by the NHS provides different procedures cases involving allegations of ‘professional conduct’ or ‘personal conduct.’ The first would involve a more judicial process, and the second a more informal . .
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Health Professions, Employment

Updated: 27 June 2022; Ref: scu.182501