• A group of 23 trust doctors contacted BAPIO that they were excluded from shortlisting for surgical training posts because they had more than 4 years of experience. Our MDS legal team and BAPIO Vice President Satheesh Mathew investigated it and confirmed that there is legal case of discrimination. We contacted the deanery responsible for national shortlisting about this and said we are prepared to challenge by going to Employment Tribunal. On Friday I had a phone call from the PG dean that they accept the mistake and all these doctors will get a letter stating that they will be considered for short listing. This is a reversal of many years of policy and all thanks to
Dr Mathew and MDS legal team whose opinion led to a quick change of heart by the HEE!