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  • Whistle
    News

    Exclusive: Whistleblowers expose 'toxic environment' at PHSO

    2016-03-22T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    PHSO whistleblowers’ concerns in their own words

    2016-03-22T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-03-11T14:19:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-03-08T11:30:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-03-07T17:11:00Z

    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
    Comment

    Resilience is not enough

    2016-03-07T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    National whistleblower guardian resigns after two months

    2016-03-04T16:14:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-03-03T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    NHS staff survey: more staff working extra hours

    2016-02-23T11:00:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-02-19T12:34:00Z

    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
    News

    Conflict of interest confusion 'common' among CCGs

    2016-02-19T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Exclusive: CCG whistleblower sacked days after raising conflicts of interest

    2016-02-19T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-02-18T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Healthwatch England will have ‘freedom to criticise CQC’

    2016-01-25T13:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Whistleblower guardian insists frontline connection gives her ‘credibility’

    2016-01-15T12:02:00Z

    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
    News

    Updated: Top nurse appointed national whistleblowers guardian

    2016-01-07T12:30:00Z

    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
    Comment

    An open letter to Jeremy Hunt from a whistleblower

    2016-01-04T15:39:00Z

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

  • Board room
    News

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

    2015-12-02T11:23:00Z

    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
    News

    Exclusive: Monitor to reveal national whistleblowing policy

    2015-11-16T07:00:00Z

    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'

    2015-10-15T10:19:00Z

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