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    News

    Francis outlines unfinished business four years after inquiry

    2017-02-09T22:00:00Z

    More still needs to be done to identify systemic causes of poor care and move away from blaming individual NHS leaders, Sir Robert Francis QC has told HSJ .

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    News

    More than 30 trusts do not have a whistleblower guardian

    2017-01-12T00:01:00Z

    33 trusts yet to appoint a freedom to speak up guardian National guardian Henrietta Hughes says she will alert national bodies if progress is not made She says: “NHS still has distance to go to create a universally open and honest culture” More than 30 ...

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    News

    NHS has 'nothing to fear' from new investigation body, says chief

    2017-01-05T07:00:00Z

    HSIB chief investigator says organisation needs statutory independence and powers Keith Conradi reveals plan for intelligence unit to highlight issues for investigation Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch could consider multiple incidents in several locations for one investigation Emphasised “safe space” protection was not immunity for serious wrongdoing ...

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    News

    HSJ's Best of 2016: Top stories

    2016-12-23T07:00:00Z

    Heartfelt appeals on whistleblowing and the EU referendum, a massive leak from BMA negotiations and the latest HSJ100 rankings all feature in our most popular articles of the year

  • Whistle
    News

    GP whistleblower guardian deadline extended

    2016-11-18T10:47:00Z

    Primary care providers will have until September next year to name their “freedom to speak up” guardians, NHS England has said.

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    HSJ Local

    Trusts form new 'group model' to cut costs

    2016-11-17T07:00:00Z

    Three mental health trusts to form partnership to improve care pathways and make back office savings South London London and Maudsley, Oxleas, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health trusts are already working together Three trust chief executives have said their new partnership will ...

  • Ormskirk and district general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust director would have been sacked for 'gross misconduct'

    2016-11-11T17:00:00Z

    A senior director at an acute trust in the North West would have been dismissed for gross misconduct had she not resigned earlier this year.

  • James titcombe 3x2
    News

    Government advisers criticise plans to extend investigation 'safe space'

    2016-11-09T07:05:00Z

    Experts from HSIB expert advisory group warn against “safe space” plans DH consultation suggests extending legal protection for incident investigations to trusts Experts fear the powers will be abused and could damage efforts to improve investigations Government plans to extend a legal “safe space” to ...

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    News

    Exclusive: Robert Francis calls for regulation of senior managers

    2016-11-09T07:00:00Z

    Sir Robert Francis says senior managers should be regulated as part of a reformed system The Mid Staffordshire public inquiry chair also questions the fit and proper person test Calls for professional regulators to change their focus to do more for patient safety Senior NHS ...

  • Henrietta Hughes
    News

    Whistleblower guardian will 'not be an investigation body'

    2016-10-12T07:00:00Z

    National guardian for the freedom to speak up says her office will “not be an investigation body” Henrietta Hughes started as national guardian last week Dr Hughes says she has raised concerns twice in her career, and says it should be part of NHS “business as usual” ...

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    News

    Final interviews for top regulator job next month

    2016-10-07T12:07:00Z

    Adverts for new ombudsman posted in national press and online Dame Julie Mellor has appointed Amanda Campbell as new PHSO chief executive Final panel interviews for successor to take place at end of November The search to replace Dame Julie Mellor as the parliamentary and ...

  • Dame Julie Mellor
    News

    Exclusive: New investigation reveals full extent of watchdog’s failures

    2016-09-27T10:35:00Z

    PHSO was warned twice about concerns over her deputy’s involvement in cover-up Dame Julie Mellor did not read tribunal judgement until HSJ exposed her deputy’s actions in February Investigation concludes the PHSO’s structure “does not represent current thinking about good corporate governance” NHS ombudsman ...

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    News

    Updated: Junior doctors granted new whistleblowing protection

    2016-08-10T12:08:00Z

    Health Education England agrees to voluntarily close loophole in whistleblowing protection Court ruled earlier this year that HEE was outside employment law The loophole sparked concern among junior doctors during contract dispute Health Education England has said it will extend whistleblowing protection to junior doctors ...

  • Dame Julie Mellor
    News

    Report behind PHSO resignation held up by 'legal process'

    2016-07-27T11:57:00Z

    No date set for publication of report by Sir Alex Allen which led to Dame Julie Mellor’s resignation PHSO says it must follow “proper legal process” before it can publish Director of investigations recently resigned but PHSO says this is not linked to the review ...

  • Shaun lintern expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern’s Risk Register: Through the looking glass, nothing is what it seems

    2016-07-20T15:31:00Z

    Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

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    News

    CQC spent over £70k recruiting whistleblower guardian

    2016-07-20T11:02:00Z

    CQC spent £71,600 on recruitment of national guardian for NHS whistleblowers Regulator spent £61,300 on headhunters months before Carter review warned against using such firms First person in the role resigned after two months earlier this year The Care Quality Commission spent £71,600 recruiting the ...

  • Dame Julie Mellor
    News

    PHSO apologises to former NHS director for cover-up 'mistake'

    2016-07-12T10:56:00Z

    Dame Julie Mellor writes personal apology to Helen Marks, former HR director at Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Ombudsman resigned last week after failing to take action when she was made aware of cover-up by her deputy Mick Martin last year Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman yet to ...

  • Dr henrietta hughes 3x2
    News

    CQC hires new whistleblowing guardian

    2016-07-07T12:42:00Z

    Henrietta Hughes, a GP, is appointed as nation whistleblowing guardian Follows quick departure of the previous recruit The Care Quality Commission has appointed a new whistleblowing guardian, after the first recruit resigned within two months in post.

  • Dame Julie Mellor
    News

    Exclusive: Watchdog resigns over deputy’s sexual harassment cover-up

    2016-07-04T10:36:00Z

    Dame Julie Mellor resigns after accepting she made mistakes in handling of correspondence over deputy Resignation follows the revealtion that she was made aware of a sexual harassment cover-up by Mick Martin in July last year Dame Julie resigned today after investigation into her conduct by Sir ...

  • Narinder Kapur
    Comment

    A new way forward for disciplinaries: the whistleblower's view

    2016-06-28T17:00:00Z

    A senior NHS HR director and a sacked whistleblower join forces to make the case for reform