Hampshire expert’s termination for whistleblowing is “inappropriate,” states BMA

A senior expert obstetrician and gynaecologist who was dismissed after raising patient security issues was sacked for whistleblowing, states the BMA, which is supporting his claim at a work tribunal later on this year.

Martyn Pitman, whose termination by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Structure Trust has actually been supported after an appeal, stated that he was “crushed” to lose his task after twenty years as an expert with the trust.

The BMA chair, Phil Banfield, commented, “Regrettably, Mr Pitman’s case is not separated and highlights an extremely distressing culture in our NHS– a culture of penalizing those who attempt to speak up about failings in client security. This requires to alter, and …


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