Dr D v The Secretary of State for Health: Admn 13 Dec 2005

There had been a series of unsubstantiated allegations against the doctor of sexual abuse of patients. He challenge the issue of an Alert Letter under the 1977 Act when further allegations were made. The complainants were not capable of giving evidence.
Held: The court refused the appellant’s application for judicial review of the issue of an Alert Letter by a Regional Director of Public Health for whom the respondent Secretary of State is responsible.


Mr Justice Calvert-Smith


[2005] EWHC 2884 (Admin)


National Health Service Act 1977 17


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromDr D, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Health CA 19-Jul-2006
The doctor complained of the use of Alert letters where he was suspected of sexual abuse of patients, but the allegations were unsubstantiated. He complained particularly that he had been acquitted in a criminal court and then also by the . .
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Updated: 18 July 2022; Ref: scu.237443