Whistleblowing doctor sues NHS Scotland

A Scottish doctor has taken the NHS to an employment tribunal claiming she suffered a series of “detriments” after blowing the whistle about an alleged lack of life-saving equipment at her Highland practice, local paper the Press & Journal has reported.

Christine Paterson made five disclosures to NHS Highland about Kinlochbervie Medical Practice in 2006. But the GP claimed she was then passed over for interview for a full-time job at the organisation, and a locum contract she had was not renewed, because she blew the whistle.

The GP, 50, is representing herself at the hearing, and has lodged a 71-page witness statement about the case.

The case continues.