Tag Archives: Local Ward Cultures

More on Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing (BBC News / Patients First / Health Select Committee)

Summary Whistleblowers who “speak out” about their concerns concerning care standards in the health service may still face obstacles, problems and intimidation, despite recent progress in the creation of a more open and transparent NHS culture. Patients First has submitted … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing in the NHS: Theory Versus Practice? (BBC News / Whistleblowing Helpline / NAO / SCIE)

Summary Dr Raj Mattu, a heart specialist was dismissed by University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 2010, after almost a decade of alleged unfair treatment by his employers, since exposing the cases of two patients who had … Continue reading

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The Francis Inquiry Re-Interpreted in the Light of Classic Social Psychology Experiments

Summary The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry goes into some detail when considering the impact of social influences on nursing staff and other NHS employees. Volume 3, in particular, has large sections dedicated to NHS culture and values. … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing Helpline (Bridging the Gap Campaign)

Summary Although 89% of staff in the NHS believe they know about whistleblowing, only 73% of staff would feel safe when speaking-up. Hundreds of thousands of voices may effectively be held silent. “Not only is this an indicator of poor morale and a less … Continue reading

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Assuring High Quality Care in the NHS (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation discussion paper pursues the debate arising from the Francis report. The focus is now firmly on developing concrete proposals on how poor standards of patient care can be tackled in practice. Suggestions are offered on ways … Continue reading

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Nursing Leader Makes Proposals For Health Trusts, Staffing Levels and Professional Culture (BBC News)

Summary Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, is proposing that health trusts should publish and justify their staffing levels at least twice a year. Her call, to be made at a conference in Manchester today, is an attempt to address concerns over neglect and abuse … Continue reading

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Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of … Continue reading

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