Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contribures regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.
The implementation of a new system of checks on nurses, called revalidation, will raise standards in the profession, the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has claimed.
A major review of NHS whistleblowing by Sir Robert Francis QC will be published on 11 February, it has been confirmed.
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