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DHSC 'absolutely' has to recognise impact of Ranson tribunal

Chief executive admits confidence in department has been affected

The Department of Health and Social Care 'absolutely' has to recognise the impact a public employment tribunal has had both internally and externally.

That's the message from the new chief executive.

The department is waiting for a judgement to be delivered in the case brought against it by former medical director Dr Rosalind Ranson.

A Freedom of Information request shows that the department's legal fees have already come to more than £37,000.

Karen Malone, who herself gave evidence at the tribunal, says the DHSC will have to learn from the proceedings:

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