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The NHS in England is to roll out dedicated support for members of staff who raise the alarm on unsafe practice. Following successful pilots, the NHS will soon offer practical support to any doctor, nurse, or other worker across the country who needs additional support to build their career after raising concerns at work, as […]
A nationwide pilot to help NHS whistleblowers back into work is being launched today by NHS England. The Whistleblowers Support Scheme will offer a range of services including career coaching, financial advice and mediation for primary care staff who have suffered as a result of raising concerns about NHS practice. Working Transitions has been appointed […]
NHS England is today taking significant steps to make it easier for primary care staff to raise their concerns so that action can be taken and improvements made. Firstly new whistleblowing guidance has been drawn up which will now be consulted on for the next five weeks. The guidance comes after Sir Robert Francis recommended […]
NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens today responded to the Francis report on whistleblowing. In the report entitled ‘Freedom To Speak Up?’ Sir Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire, recommends: A “Freedom to Speak Up Guardian” to be appointed in every NHS trust to support staff, particularly junior members. A national independent […]
In the year since the publication of the Francis Report NHS England has led many significant improvements to address the concerns raised in this landmark report. Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England and NHS England Chief Nurse said: “The lasting legacy that NHS England can give back to the patients and families who suffered […]