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  • Whistle

    New rules planned to prevent 'blacklisting' of NHS whistleblowers


    New regulations will be created after powers granted to the health secretary in 2015 following the Freedom to Speak Up Review Sir Robert Francis QC said his review heard evidence from whistleblowers suggesting some were being blacklisted by NHS organisations Regulations covering all NHS trusts and

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    Whistleblower guardian job may remain part-time despite criticism


    CQC job advert for national guardian will be for minimum of three days a week Previous guardian resigned after two months because she was unable to balance role with other job Sir Robert Francis says many local guardians are not what he “envisaged” in whistleblowing review The Care Quality

  • Chris Hopson

    The real provider sector deficit is nearer £4bn than £3bn


    We face a choice for 2018-19 and 2019-20 of investing more in the NHS in those years or reducing the service we provide to meet the budget available, Chris Hopson writes

  • Eileen Sills

    National whistleblower guardian resigns after two months


    Dame Eileen Sills steps down as national guardian for NHS whistleblowers after just two months She says it was “not possible” to combine the role with being nursing director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT Sir Robert Francis to provide “non-executive support” to the office Dame Eileen Sills, the

  • Robert Francis

    Safe staffing leak: How we got here


    HSJ has today published the final safe nurse staffing guidance for accident and emergency departments produced by NICE. We have covered this important story since the beginning. Here we recap the main events to get you up to speed.

  • Dame Eileen Sills

    Updated: Top nurse appointed national whistleblowers guardian


    Dame Eileen Sills appointed national guardian for NHS whistleblowers National guardian a key recommendation of Sir Robert Francis’ whistleblowing review Dame Eileen will carry out role two days a week while continuing to work as chief nurse of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust Dame Eileen

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    'Francis effect' continues to push up nurse recruitment


    Workforce data shows year on year increase in qualified nursing staff in September 2015 Total number of employed nursing staff was larger than any previous September since 2009 Data also shows significant falls in district nursing, mental health and numbers of nurse consultants The NHS is

  • Shaun Lintern

    The NHS must stop victimising bereaved families


    Bereaved families of systemic failure-related deaths have far too often become second victims, due to the NHS’s misguided secrecy and focus on reputation management, writes Shaun Lintern

  • Whistle

    Exclusive: Monitor to reveal national whistleblowing policy


    NHS organisations in England required to adopt national whistleblower policy Regulators believe policy will tackle variable standards Move follows recommendation of Sir Robert Francis QC’s report Monitor will publish plans today for a national whistleblowing policy that each NHS organisation in

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