A CONFERENCE ON REFERENCES AND REFEREES AND HOW THESE BUILD OR DESTROY YOUR CAREER (24th June 2006)

CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCES AND REPORTS are a weapon of power, control, blackmail and blacklisting in the medical profession. NHS hospital doctors are at the mercy of references for their future jobs, recognition of training, Specialist Registration from PMETB, the GMC for registration and revalidation and Fitness to practice proceedings.

ISSUES THAT NEED ADDRESSING AROUND THIS:

Locums are constantly applying for jobs and keep needing references.
Employers’ duty to provide references and liabilities.
What happens when referees suddenly retire or become uncontactable?
The position of references/referees in contractual and valid disputes.
Should the last employee be a mandatory referee?
Should an employer in dispute be a referee?
There are no safeguards against bias and unfairness by referees.
Unsolicited telephone calls facilitate falsehoods and malice.
Reading “between the lines” in a reference.
Abuse of confidentiality to malign colleagues.
Should there be open transparent references and safeguards against back-door references?
A malicious reference and blacklisting by libel is a death sentence to a career without a trial or giving the doctor an opportunity to defend himself.
The PMETB’s requirements for references are unreasonable and obstructive.
Thousands of good doctors’ careers have been ruined by malicious references.
What are the rights and remedies of the doctor given bad references?
All these and more will be addressed at LDA’s conference on
24th June 2006.
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