NHS bullying

Prerana Issar

Regulators call for overhaul of professional misconduct rules

NHS England is working to develop a single framework for all professional regulators when dealing with a conduct complaint.

Milton Keynes Hospital

New workplace perks help FT halve £21m agency spend

A foundation trust has halved its multimillion-pound agency staff spend after introducing a series of workforce benefits.

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Bullying fears and lack of openness hit safety watchdog’s staff relations

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.

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'Bullying and harassment' at trusts to be targeted by NHSE regional teams

Cultural issues within NHS trusts will be monitored by NHS England’s regional teams under its new single oversight framework.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Bullying culture ‘persists’ at scandal hit trust MP warned minister

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.

Royal shrewsbury hospital

Chair orders review of whistleblowing concerns

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.

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CQC guilty of maladministration in £200k fit and proper person case

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.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims

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.


‘Toxic’ CCG’s improvement plan pledges whistleblowing review

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.

London workers

Exclusive: Regulators skipped survey asking staff about bullying

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.

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NHS has ‘institutional problem’ with treatment of BAME doctors

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.

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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.

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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.