Tag Archives: Repercussions From the Francis Inquiry Report

Professional Duty of Candour: Openness and Honesty When Things Go Wrong (NMC / GMC / Nursing Times / BBC News)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have jointly published guidance explaining the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in the UK when things go wrong during healthcare. Professionals, in turn, require the … Continue reading

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Monitor and Trust Development Authority Under Single Leadership: Delivering Better Support to Hospitals (Department of Health / Monitor)

Summary Closer working between Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) should help reduce lack of standardisation and inconsistency, and help to embed hospital patient safety as an NHS priority. All NHS hospitals, whether foundation trusts or non-foundation … Continue reading

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Government Consultation on Francis Freedom to Speak Up Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Government has launched a public consultation to assess recommendations from the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, to support NHS staff in speaking up about poor care and patient safety. This open consultation allows staff, patients and the … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing in the NHS: Light at the End of the Tunnel? (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The review of NHS reporting culture led by Sir Robert Francis QC, which has been working achieve better protection of NHS whistleblowers who raise concerns, will report later today. The “Freedom and Responsibility to Speak Up” review was expected … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Professional Duty of Candour (GMC / NMC / Department of Health)

The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have launched a public consultation on joint GMC / NMC draft guidance which aims to support doctors, nurses and midwives in meeting their professional duty of candour. The consultation closes on … Continue reading

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New Trust to Run Stafford Hospital (BBC News)

Summary A new trust is being created (“renamed”) to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital and another hospital in Stoke. On November 1st 2014, the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust will become the University Hospitals of North Midlands. The NHS … Continue reading

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Professional Duty of Candour (GMC)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC), with seven other UK professional healthcare regulators, has published a joint statement on the professional duty of candour. This statement clarifies the expectations upon health professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. … Continue reading

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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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