Posts Tagged ‘Whistleblowing’

NHS chiefs spend £100,000 on failed bid to stop whistleblower having his day in court

NHS chiefs spent more than £100,000 on a failed bid to stop a whistleblowing junior doctor having his day in court. Dr Chris Day, 32, said his career w...

Uber-driving former heart surgeon wins six figure pay out from health board that sacked him

A heart surgeon who became an Uber driver has won a six-figure pay out from the health board that sacked him after claiming he was unfairly dismissed for b...

Previous whistleblowers to be protected if they apply for another NHS job

NHS whistleblowers could be protected against discrimination if they apply to work for the health service again. Government plans would give job applica...

NHS whistleblowers ‘gagged and blacklisted’, says petition group

NHS whistleblowers face being “fired, gagged and blacklisted” while disclosures go uninvestigated owing to the healthcare regulator’s lack of powers ...

First national whistleblowing policy to improve patient safety in the NHS

People working in the NHS who raise concerns about the safety or quality of patient care will be supported wherever in the NHS they work, a new standardise...

Reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s patient safety initiatives: “how will legal safe places work?”

The MDU’s head of professional standards and liaison, Dr Michael Devlin Initiatives to improve patient safety are likely to be welcomed by doctors who...

New whistleblowing ‘National Guardian’ steps down after only two months in post

Dame Eileen Sills has resigned as the National Guardian for Speaking up Safely within the NHS after a few weeks of being appointed to the role. In an em...

CQC appoints senior nurse as whistleblowing lead for the NHS  

Dame Eileen Sills – the Chief Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust – has been appointed as the first National Guardian for speaking up sa...

Scottish government creates post of Independent National Whistleblowing Officer

The Scottish Government is to establish the post of an Independent National Officer to scrutinise the handling of whistleblowing cases by NHS Scotland. ...

Trusts must admit whistleblowing to GMC

Organisations referring concerns about a doctor’s fitness to practise to the GMC should declare whether the doctor has raised concerns about patient sa...

Freedom to Speak Up Review: “How can it influence change?”

Prof Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh “The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh welcomes the publication of the...