Posts Tagged ‘Whistleblowing’

Reaction to Freedom to Speak Up Review

Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair “The freedom to raise concerns without fear of reprisal is vitally important for patient safety. “This report right...

Trusts need ‘guardian’ to support whistleblowers

Every NHS hospital must have a 'Guardian' who can provide independent support and advice to staff who want to blow the whistle on patient safety issues, an...

Doctors need support to speak out over care

A GMC survey of doctors in training has found that almost one in ten had been bullied. Here's the BMA response: Doctors have a duty to speak out about con...

Review on how GMC treats whistleblowers

A former judge has been appointed to investigate the way whistleblowing doctors are treated by the General Medical Council, it has been revealed. Sir An...

Views sought on ‘duty of candour’ introduction

NHS trusts will have a new 'duty of candour' from October, obliging providers to be open and honest when things go wrong. The Care Quality Commission (CQC...

Sacked surgeon wins unfair dismissal claim

An employment tribunal has ruled that a surgeon was unfairly dismissed after whistleblowing on poor standards of care at a hospital. Arjuna Weerasinghe ...

Drive for patient safety as whistleblowing review launched

A review, led by Sir Robert Francis, has been launched into NHS reporting culture to make it easier for NHS staff to speak up. It follows new da...

Review into how NHS staff can raise concerns

Sir Robert Francis QC is to lead a review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS, it has been announced this week. I welcome the opportunity this re...

Sacked doctor “unfairly dismissed”, tribunal says

A heart specialist was unfairly sacked after raising concerns about patient safety, a tribunal has ruled. Dr Raj Mattu was dismissed by University Hospita...

Bullying prevents doctors from whistleblowing

A bullying culture in the NHS is continuing to prevent doctors from raising patient safety concerns, the BMA consultants’ conference heard this week. ...

Laws and targets will not stop NHS cover ups

“You must be open and honest with patients if things go wrong. If a patient under your care has suffered harm or distress, you should: A. put matters rig...