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  • Whistle

    Exclusive: Whistleblowers expose 'toxic environment' at PHSO


    Whistleblowers claim many PHSO complaint assessments were rebranded as investigations and varied in quality PHSO staff said concerns were raised about changes and new targets but these were ignored Behavioural competency framework meant staff could be marked “ineffective” for challenging new ideas Hundreds of new ...

  • Houses of Parliament

    PHSO whistleblowers’ concerns in their own words


    HSJ has spoken to six former and current staff from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman about their concerns over the way public complaints are being handled and the culture of the ombudsman.

  • Dame Julie Mellor

    PHSO to be investigated after deputy’s role in cover up


    PHSO board orders review into actions of the organisation and ombudsman after her deputy’s involvement sexual harassment cover up Dame Julie Mellor was aware of the findings of an employment tribunal last July Deputy ombudsman Mick Martin has taken a leave of absence The board ...

  • Mick Martin

    Deputy PHSO takes leave of absence after cover-up role exposed


    Tribunal found deputy ombudsman Mick Martin was involved in covering up sexual harassment at trust Dame Julie Mellor received a copy of the tribunal judgment from the victim in July PHSO refused to answer questions about Mr Martin’s involvement or Dame Julie’s response The deputy ...

  • Surgical scissors

    New patient safety body to carry out 'no blame' investigations


    Evidence submitted to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch could be protected to create a “safe space” for learning Mike Durkin says HSIB will rely on NHS Improvement for “pay and rations” HSIB will develop “exemplar model” of investigations for NHS organisations to follow locally The new ...

  • Mowbray 3x2

    Resilience is not enough


    Resilience is needed to help overcome the situations that arise daily from patients and their needs, it shouldn’t be required for dealing with issues arising from within the organisation itself. Derek Mowbray 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 ...

  • Mick Martin

    PHSO knew about deputy’s involvement in cover-up seven months ago


    Tribunal found deputy ombudsman Mick Martin was involved in covering up sexual harassment at Derbyshire Healthcare FT Dame Julie Mellor received a copy of the tribunal judgment from the victim in July 2015 PHSO refused to answer questions about Mr Martin’s involvement or Dame Julie’s response ...

  • Workforce

    NHS staff survey: more staff working extra hours


    Follow HSJ Live for more analysis and reaction The percentage of NHS staff reporting that they are working extra hours has reached a five year high according to the NHS staff survey results published on Tuesday.

  • Nursing home

    GPs may have been paid twice for care home work, whistleblower claimed


    Whistleblower claimed GPs could be paid twice for the same work in care homes Verita report found “no evidence” concerns were investigated after he was dismissed CCG had no idea what money was included in “retainer” payments from care homes GPs in Barnet may have ...

  • London streets

    Conflict of interest confusion 'common' among CCGs


    Confusion in clinical commissioning groups about how involved GPs should be in designing services is “a common issue” nationwide, senior NHS England figures told investigators.

  • Whistle

    Exclusive: CCG whistleblower sacked days after raising conflicts of interest


    Manager at Barnet CCG dismissed after raising conflicts of interest Verita report says he should have been protected by the CCG’s whistleblowing policy and legislation Senior CCG staff said they were not aware he was making a whistleblowing complaint and contract was terminated because of sickness absence ...

  • Richmond House

    Revealed: Department of Health plans NHS ‘transparency league table’


    The Department of Health is developing a “learning organisation league table” to rate NHS trusts on how well they report and respond to information, HSJ has learnt.

  • Hands up

    Healthwatch England will have ‘freedom to criticise CQC’


    Healthwatch England will remain free to criticise the Care Quality Commission even after it has been “embedded” into the regulator, the CQC’s chief executive has promised.

  • Dame Eileen Sills

    Whistleblower guardian insists frontline connection gives her ‘credibility’


    Dame Eileen Sills defends decision to carry out national guardian role part time Promises to work with regulators to give the position power Says role is more important than ever because quality “could be challenged” in current financial climate The new “national guardian” for NHS ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sharmila chowdhury

    An open letter to Jeremy Hunt from a whistleblower


    Sharmila Chowdhury calls on the health secretary to resolve the injustices faced by so many

  • Board room

    CQC criticised for errors leading to trust's £200k 'fit and proper person' bill


    Derby Teaching Hospitals chair calls for CQC to rethink its handling of fit and proper person complaints CQC failed to pass on vital information and is blamed for doubling cost of investigation Derby chief executive Sue James exonerated and called “exemplary” by report Serious concerns ...

  • 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 England will be required ...

  • Southport and Formby district general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust investigation rejects claims of 'over-treatment'


    QUALITY: An internal investigation has rejected claims that some patients at a North West trust are being ‘over-treated’.