Tag Archives: Trust Blame and the Culture of Defensiveness

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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NHS Culture Change Moves Forwards / Waiting Time Targets (BBC News / CQC / Nuffield Trust / QualityWatch)

Summary David Prior, the Care Quality Commission chairman, has commented that the NHS had become “too powerful to criticise” in the recent past, despite some patients receiving an unsatisfactory service. Even the most senior staff were sometimes afraid to speak out. He … Continue reading

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Doctors and Nurses: Sanctions for Neglect? (BBC News)

Summary The government is said to be proposing changes to the law, whereby doctors and nurses found guilty of “wilful neglect” of their patients could face up to 5 years in jail. Read more: BBC News. Doctors and nurses may face jail for neglect. … Continue reading

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NHS Hospital Complaints Handling (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)

Summary The three documents listed below summarise research carried out by (or on behalf of) the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in support the government review into how NHS hospitals deal with complaints. This review followed the Francis Inquiry Report, … 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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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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