Tag Archives: Whistleblowing

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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Complaints Matter: Improving Complaints Handling (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission’s “Complaints Matter” report identifies variations in how complaints are handled throughout the NHS, primary care and adult social care services in England. The regulator wants complaints about health and social care to be encouraged and … 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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Under-Cover Work in Elderly Care Home Exposes Sub-Standard Care (BBC News / BBC One Panorama)

Summary Eight staff members have been suspended from the Old Deanery care home in Essex after an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama found cases of malpractice and poor care. Secret filming for the “Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed” Panorama TV … 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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Potential Conflict of Interests in Staff Assistance with Patient Feedback Reviews (BBC Newsnight)

Summary Staff often help patients to post reviews of their experiences of hospital care on the Patient Opinion site. Patient Opinion does support trusts in allowing staff to assist patients in submitting their feedback when these people may suffer from … 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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