In a recent piece in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), I was asked to comment on the use of so-called ‘gagging orders’ within the NHS and whether they are legally enforceable
Recent UK media headlines have focused on pioneering private medical treatment being offered to women to postpone the menopause by removing a piece of their ovary by keyhole surgery
USE OF WHATSAPP MESSAGES TO BRING DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS WAS NOT A BREACH OF PRIVACY RIGHTS
The Court considered that there was a legal basis for the Police Service in Scotland to bring misconduct proceedings against individual police officers based on messages they had sent to each other on a WhatsApp group.
The Claimant, Mrs Coffey, applied to the Wiltshire Constabulary to become a police constable. However, a medical examination revealed that she suffered from some hearing loss. Following Home Office guidance, the Wiltshire Constabulary arranged for a practical functionality test, which she passed.