Resignation follows "dignity at work" complaint

Commenting on the resignation of Martin Watts as Chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, an NHS Trust Development Authority spokesperson said:

Following an independent investigation into the conduct of Martin Watts which upheld a complaint under the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s dignity at work policy, we have decided to accept his resignation from his post as Chair with immediate effect.

– NHS Trust Development Authority spokesperson

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RCHT consultant resigns from board

The most senior consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has resigned from the board. Medical director Paul Upton is now the fifth member of the management team of one of the region's biggest hospitals to stand down.