Supplementary written evidence from the
British Medical Association (PRHP 02)|
Thank you for the opportunity to appear as the BMA's
witness for the Committee's oral evidence session on 7 December.
I write to offer further clarification in response
to a question posed to me during the evidence session. I was asked
about the BMA's advice and support for its members on whistleblowing.
Dr Raj Mattu, a former employee at the University Hospitals of
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, was referred to in the question.
As I was interrupted during the early part of the
questioning relating to Dr Mattu, I want to clarify that about
10 years ago, and in connection with my then employment as
a clinical director in Coventry, I wrote a case review of a single
patient death about which Dr Mattu had submitted an incident report.
I did not recommend any action against any individuals involved
in this matter. I understand that Dr Mattu was suspended some
months later over unconnected allegations, and I have no knowledge
about whether my report was involved in any way with that or any
further actions related to Dr Mattu.
I hope that this further information is useful.
Dr Mark Porter