Scotland’s Public Services Ombudsman has told MSPs she is the right person to take on a new national role for whistleblowing in the NHS.
An undercover film recorded for the BBC Panorama programme has revealed vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital “being mocked, taunted and intimidated”.
A nurse at a troubled health board in Scotland has told an independent inquiry how they were tormented by a group of nursing colleagues and treated as a “scapegoat” for problems on their ward.
A new law will be introduced in England to ensure nurses who raise concerns are heard in the wake of the Gosport scandal.
A chief nurse embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation at an acute trust is leaving her post, it has been revealed.
A damning report into accident and emergency departments in and around Edinburgh has identified a breakdown in trust between nurses and doctors, and a culture of bullying.
Concerns raised by nurses more than 25 years ago about excessive use of powerful painkilling drugs at Gosport War Memorial Hospital were ignored resulting in lives being needlessly cut short, according to a public inquiry into more than 800 deaths at the hospital.
Former NHS whistleblowers who raised concerns in the public interest will gain legal protection from discrimination if they want another job in the service, under draft regulations.
GPs are set to be the latest group of employers to appoint whistleblowing guardians due to a funding boost by NHS England to expand the speaking up programme.
The health secretary has told the new whistleblowing guardians their work is at the “heart” of a change needed in the NHS to tackle a “profoundly flawed” culture around raising concerns.