Detrimental Treatment of a Locum Dr in Bridgend Eye Unit

Waiting for an internal review by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board of their handling of this request.

Dear Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board,

On 25th October 2019 an email was was sent by a Locum Dr to Mr.Mark Freeman (the clinical lead in Ophthalmology) explaining how he/she was subjected to detrimental treatment by Mrs Mary Morris (Deputy Support Manager), Mr Alan Ashcroft (Glaucoma technician) and by Natasha (typist)  wherein the Locum Dr had mentioned specifically how he/she felt ( " Heavy heart " ) and that he/she was spied upon and felt humiliated by their actions including /implying direct discrimination or words to that effect.

1.Would you please tell what happened after that please ?
2.What measures / actions did Mr Mark Freeman took please?
3.What measures/actions did the Health Board took please ?
4.Was there any investigation done at all with the concern raising doctor present along with a HR representative please ?
5.Was there any investigation done at all without the concern raising doctor ( i.e in his/her absence please ?)
6. When was this investigation done please?
7. Who did the investigation please?
8. How was this investigation done please?
9.What was the outcome of the investigation please?

I hope you can answer specifically to all the 9 questions above and much thanks in advance for all the hard work you are doing to help and protect the public indeed as these are asked in good faith, genuine intentions and wider public interests.

Yours faithfully,

Naren S

Julie Butler (CTM UHB - Corporate Development), Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

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Dear Julie Butler (CTM UHB - Corporate Development),

Whilst I appreciate your teams' wonderful commitment and efforts in these pandemic times , including your non frontline and non clinical settings work relatively, to help giving data in public interests, we public will be ever so indebted for your efforts . Thank you indeed.

I can confirm respectfully with folded hands that my request is urgent and still expect there will be reasonable delays of minor scale but sincerely hope that you will continue your sincere duty and hard work for upholding public interests equally and as much as possible in a safe manner.

Please could I request you to take utmost safety precautions as per the local policies and your safety is important , as we all are in this together , we will together fight this Corona virus as more optimistic news on vaccine has finally arrived in UK from 2 pharma companies (Pfizer and Moderna) since last 1 week.

Yours sincerely,

Naren S

Julie Butler (CTM UHB - Corporate Development), Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

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Freedom of Information Request: Our Reference CTMUHB_401_20

 

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Dear Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board's handling of my FOI request 'Detrimental Treatment of a Locum Dr in Bridgend Eye Unit'.

In the interests of Public the Hospital Board has a duty to publish the annual concerns report for 2019-2020 which is still not published on the website link as provided as of 12th January 2021 and this reply from Julie Butler is utterly misleading and not given the email ID of the Concerns team as this complaint was sent by email on 25th October 2019 by email to Mark Freeman the clinical lead with subject line " Thank you for everything".

By not giving information to the answers and by with-holding the names of the alleged perpetrators the Board maybe liable for public scrutiny as shielding the alleged wrong doers for their own vested motives/vested interests/racism / unknown reasons isn't it? Isn't it a great dis-service to the public who seek transparency and honesty from the top directorate officers to say the least ?

Such alleged treatment by the named members of the staff towards a conscientious locum dr is despicable and even more worrying is the Board not discharging it's duty to protect the public from such behaviour of staff who are in position of power including the investigating panel isn't it?

This letter will be soon produced to the authorities for requesting independent review /investigation under the Offical Secreats Act, Public Order Act 1986 , Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and many other UK surveillance laws.

Hence I hereby request urgently for the Board to come with a honest reply and yes, they can smudge the names /with held the names but atleast give the required information otherwise failing which this will be unfortunately give compelling reasons to be potentially passed to media, health minister Vaughan Gething, House of Commons etc for public awareness as per the Open Justice system of use of Convention Rights etc in full public interest unless the Board specifically cites convincing reasons as to why these should not be passed to the relevant authorities on balance.

May I hereby plead for a humble internal review. Thanking you in anticipation.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Naren Seshadri