Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

Joy Warmington

Questions to ask if conducting an inquiry about workplace racism

With allegations into racial discrimination at the workplace rarely upheld by employers or courts, Roger Kline, Naledi Kline and Joy Warmington give a set of questions for investigators to ensure more robust investigations

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NHS England integration blamed for failure to sign care concerns protocol

NHS England and NHS Improvement have blamed a proposed integration of the two national bodies as the reason they did not sign up to a new protocol sharing concerns about poor care.

Bernie cuthel

Review: Arranging new job for discredited CEO ‘accepted practice at the time’

Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.

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Secret pay deals, falsifying records and 'failure to co-operate' could see managers labelled unfit

A government review into the regulation of NHS managers will consider whether seven specific areas of misconduct, including discouraging whistleblowing should be specified under a new fit and proper person test.

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Exclusive: Carter recommendation dropped after NHS England intervention

A recommendation to appoint a national clinical director for community services was dropped from Lord Carter’s community services efficiency report after NHS England intervened, HSJ can reveal.

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Mid Staffs QC to lead fit and proper person test review

A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations.

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Trouble at the top - will the updated FPPR guidance fix this?

Amina Uddin explores the updated guidance on the Fitness of Proper Persons Test but says the key issue is whether the test is applied appropriately

Baroness Dido Harding

Managers who 'cross moral line' will be barred, warns NHS Improvement chair

NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.


Investigation launched into how jobs were found for discredited NHS managers

NHS Improvement has commissioned an independent investigation into the way jobs were “found or facilitated” for former directors at the scandal hit Liverpool Community Health Trust.

Bill Kirkup

Kirkup warnings over scrapped community services 'forward view'

The safety expert who investigated the Liverpool care scandal has raised concerns over NHS England’s decision to scrap a “forward view” for community services.


Private company takes over troubled Liverpool prison contract

A private provider is set to take over the troubled healthcare services at HM Prison Liverpool, under a core contract worth less than what the current NHS provider receives.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The meaning of meaning

Andy Cowper attempts to find out what does the NHS mean ie what does it stand for.

David Behan

Behan: Review will settle fit and proper person 'contested territory'

Care Quality Commission chief Sir David Behan has said the government’s review of the fit and proper person test offers the chance to settle “contested territory”.

Ara Darzi

The NHS needs your help on its 70th birthday

As the NHS completes 70 years, a cross party independent review of the health and care system tries to answer the tough questions about the future of the beleagured NHS, says Lord Darzi

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence on 0207 6089058, or send a direct message on Twitter.

Jeremy hunt

Hunt acts fast to stop Liverpool becoming his Mid Staffs

This is the first time Jeremy Hunt has had to deal with a care scandal that both feels eerily like Mid Staffordshire, and that happened on the Conservatives’ watch.

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Ministers seek to end 'revolving door' for failed NHS managers

Ministers have said they will tackle the “revolving door culture” in NHS management in some areas – and seek to “clarify” whether regulators facilitated roles for former board members at a scandal hit trust.

Bernie Cuthel

Regulator 'arranged' new job for chief of scandal hit trust

Regulators “arranged” for the former boss of a scandal hit trust to be moved to another provider without informing its leaders of serious shortcomings at her previous organisation, documents seen by HSJ reveal.

Bill Kirkup

New Kirkup report criticises regulators for failing to spot care scandal

Regulators and commissioners have been criticised by an independent review after it took four years to identify serious care failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust.