A SACKED Dudley health chief has been accused by his ex-bosses of failing to carry out his leadership responsibilities.

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust fired Enno Kuttner after an investigation concluded he failed to “engage himself in the service and with people.”

Mr Kuttner denies the allegation and has taken his case to Birmingham Employment Tribunal where he claims he was unfairly dismissed.

The tribunal was told he was basically responsible for medical services to children and families but had other duties and had been expected to produce a report on how services should be managed plus a clinical strategy.

Mr Kuttner’s legal representative, Anna Beale, claimed he had not been told to write such a strategy.

Miss Beale denied the accusation her client had failed to “engage with the service” at Dudley and said he had been in involved in various other facets of his work.

Miss Beale said: “Mr Kuttner had additional responsibilities as a service manager and had done more than was expected of him outside his position of clinical director.”

The Trust pointed out, however, that other managers shared the workload and also denied a claim that they had underplayed Mr Kuttner’s role in children and family services.

The hearing continues.