A foundation trust has halved its multimillion-pound agency staff spend after introducing a series of workforce benefits.
Staff working at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch are “scared to speak out” and fear losing their jobs, while others are critical of poor communication and hierarchical management, its first staff survey has revealed.
Cultural issues within NHS trusts will be monitored by NHS England’s regional teams under its new single oversight framework.
A bullying culture still “persists” at Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT 18 months after a major governance scandal was exposed, a senior Parliamentarian has told health ministers.
The chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has commissioned an independent review, following allegations the trust failed to properly investigate concerns around asbestos exposure.
The Care Quality Commission has been found guilty of maladministration over its handling of a fit and proper person test complaint which led to a £200,000 investigation by an NHS trust.
Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.
A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic” culture will bring forward a review of its whistleblowing policy and give “even more support” to staff pursuing bullying and harassment cases, an improvement plan has recommended.
Thousands of staff working for NHS England and NHS Improvement have been denied the opportunity to air their views on bullying and harassment in an annual staff survey, HSJ has learned.
The disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors referred to the General Medical Council is an “institutional problem” and “widespread” in the NHS, the chief executive of the regulator has said.
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 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.
The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal.
A probe into bullying and harassment at a hospital trust has criticised a “cosy” executive team “unable to challenge themselves or others”.
A second NHS organisation in Sheffield is facing accusations of bullying and a poor culture, HSJ has learned.
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 “constant unrelenting bullying” by senior managers at Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group more than a year ago, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
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.