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Doctors allege patients were put at risk at NHS neurosurgery department

A doctor has told his employment tribunal that a “gang culture” existed at an NHS Neurosurgery department.

Mansoor Foroughi, a neurosurgeon, is one of two surgeons who alleges patients were put at risk at University Hospitals Sussex.

Sussex Police is separately investigating at least 105 cases of alleged medical negligence at the trust’s neurosurgery and general surgery departments.

Court documents refer to “serious dysfunctionality in the neurosurgery department” with “stark divisions between colleagues”.

The revelations come after the trust lost a nine-month court battle with the Times and the BBC to block access to and redact documents in two employment tribunal cases.

In the second tribunal, Krish Singh, the former clinical director for general surgery, claims bosses at the trust pushed through controversial rota changes for consultant surgeons which reduced the number of “safe” consultants on call and put patients at risk.


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