NHS whistleblower forced to withdraw claims after being threatened with ‘life changing’ costs  

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A junior doctor has been forced to withdraw whistleblowing allegations against the NHS claiming he was threatened with ‘life-changing’ legal costs if he lost the case.

Dr Chris Day, 32, flagged concerns about understaffing at an intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich in 2013 but was stripped of his Health Education England (HEE) training number, and forced out of his job.

Dr Day took the matter to an employment tribunal claiming the HEE had destroyed his career, yet was told that as a junior doctor he did not have the same whistleblower rights as other NHS staff, a position overturned by the Court of Appeal earlier last year.

But, after finally being allowed to take the matter…

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