*Gregg v North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Employment – Medical practitioner. The Queen's Bench Division granted the claimant consultant anaesthetist an injunction to restrain the defendant NHS Trust from proceeding with its disciplinary processes concerning the deaths of two patients under his care, pending a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as to whether to press criminal charges in relation to the deaths; and from ceasing to pay the claimant's salary on the basis that his registration to practice had been suspended. The court held that the Trust's refusal to adjourn its disciplinary processes, pending the CPS' decision, had breached the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in the claimant's contract of employment, and that the Trust was not entitled to stop paying the claimant's salary in circumstances where it, and the General Medical Council, had suspended him.

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