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  • New Cross Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Midlands trust's handling of whistleblower 'significantly flawed'

    2016-05-13T10:34:00Z

    WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.

  • Shaun Lintern
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: Common sense judgments, please

    2016-05-05T17:21:00Z

    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

  • Shaun Lintern
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: Shifting the blame on staffing levels?

    2016-04-25T07:30:00Z

    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

  • Shaun Lintern
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: The writing on the wall

    2016-04-19T07:24:00Z

    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

  • Shaun Lintern
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: Doing the right thing

    2016-04-12T11:05:00Z

    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

  • Mick Martin
    News

    Deputy ombudsman resigns in wake of cover-up

    2016-04-05T10:36:00Z

    The deputy parliamentary and health service ombudsman Mick Martin has resigned from his role at the NHS complaints watchdog after his involvement in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director was revealed by HSJ.

  • Houses of Parliament
    News

    Government urged to close junior doctors whistleblowing loophole

    2016-04-05T07:00:00Z

    The government should act to close a loophole in whistleblowing protection after a court ruled Health Education England’s relationship with junior doctors was outside the scope of employment law, HSJ has been told.

  • Whistle
    News

    New rules planned to prevent 'blacklisting' of NHS whistleblowers

    2016-04-05T07:00:00Z

    New regulations will be created after powers granted to the health secretary in 2015 following the Freedom to Speak Up Review Sir Robert Francis QC said his review heard evidence from whistleblowers suggesting some were being blacklisted by NHS organisations Regulations covering all NHS trusts and

  • Whistle
    News

    Whistleblower guardian job may remain part-time despite criticism

    2016-03-24T11:30:00Z

    CQC job advert for national guardian will be for minimum of three days a week Previous guardian resigned after two months because she was unable to balance role with other job Sir Robert Francis says many local guardians are not what he “envisaged” in whistleblowing review The Care Quality

  • hands
    News

    PHSO staff vote 'no confidence' in leadership

    2016-03-23T11:08:00Z

    PCS union take vote of “no confidence” in Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman leadership Members demand meeting with PHSO board to discuss concerns Whistleblowers have revealed concerns over “toxic environment” at the ombudsman service Union staff at the Parliamentary and Health Service

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 of the

  • 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 parliamentary

  • 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 Dame Eileen Sills, the

  • 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 The

  • 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 been paid twice for the same work