NHS bullying

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Whistleblower was 'bullied to protect CCG chair'

The governing body of a clinical commissioning group bullied their head of governance in an attempt to protect their chair, who had breached a conflict of interest rule, an investigation has found.

Baroness Dido Harding

Exclusive: Dido Harding: Boards should take culture as seriously as finance

Baroness Dido Harding has said if NHS boards took culture and staff management as seriously as finance, the service would “shift from a bullying and rotten culture quite quickly”, while stating she is “pretty confident” it will secure extra workforce investment from government later this year.


Improvements made at bullying scandal A&E

The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal.


Exclusive: Trust 'mired in grievance culture'

A probe into bullying and harassment at a hospital trust has criticised a “cosy” executive team “unable to challenge themselves or others”.


Second Sheffield NHS organisation faced with bullying accusations

A second NHS organisation in Sheffield is facing accusations of bullying and a poor culture, HSJ has learned.

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Troubled CCG asks director to spearhead improvement plan

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed one of its directors to spearhead work on an improvement plan following claims of bullying, poor culture and whistleblowing.


NHS England was warned about ‘unrelenting bullying’ at top CCG

NHS England was warned about “constant unrelenting bullying” by senior managers at Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group more than a year ago, HSJ has learned.


Revealed: Crisis at top CCG amid claims of bullying and ‘toxic’ culture

One of the largest clinical commissioning groups in the country is facing serious questions over its leadership and culture, amid bullying allegations, whistleblowing complaints and a highly-critical independent investigation.

William harvey hospital

Children's services rated 'inadequate' after staff raise concerns

Children’s and young people’s services at a major acute trust have been rated “inadequate” after concerns from staff prompted the Care Quality Commission to carry out an unannounced inspection.

Demonstration in Lewisham

'Menacing, threatening and heavy-handed' culture found at trust

A  damning report commissioned by a trust has exposed the extent of bullying and harassment faced by staff and the ”menacing, threatening and heavy-handed” culture.


Ex-NHS chief finds 'bullying and discrimination prevalent' in official review

“Bullying and discrimination” are “prevalent and accepted” in NHS leadership, according to an official review by a former top hospital boss.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Chief nurse named in whistleblowing letter leaves troubled FT

A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post.


Hancock signals new crackdown on agency staff

Health secretary Matt Hancock has signalled the government will launch a further crackdown on the use of agency staff.

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Trust consultants write letter of support for under fire board

Consultants at an under fire trust have written a letter of support for their board amid public outcry over the safety of the organisation’s services.


Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

Royal shrewsbury hospital

Exclusive: Trust staff blow whistle over bullying to council leader

A local authority leader has called for an independent investigation into allegations of bullying made by staff at a scandal-hit trust, HSJ can reveal

lewisham hospital

Trust brings in external investigators over bullying claims

A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.


Trust launches external investigation amid whistleblowing concerns

Whistleblowing concerns from senior clinicians about the quality of leadership at an acute trust has forced the chair to commission an external investigation, HSJ can reveal.

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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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NHS trusts face widespread vacancies at board level

More than a third of NHS trusts had at least one board level vacancy last year with more than half of directors in post for less than three years, according to new research.