Category list : Whistleblowing
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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.
NHS whistleblowers working in Scotland who are not satisfied with internal investigations will soon be able to enlist the help of an independent official at a national level, ministers have announced.
A pilot support scheme for NHS staff that have previously blown the whistle on care concerns has been launched to help them return to employment in hospital settings in England.
Recent research shows that abuse in nursing homes for older people is not always reported and sometimes deliberately concealed. What can be done to tackle under-reporting?
A new initiative to help whistleblowers return to work in the NHS is being developed and piloted by NHS Improvement.
NHS whistleblowers will be better protected by new rules that prohibit them being “blacklisted” if they seek re-employment in the health service, according to the government.
More than 30 hospital trusts are yet to appoint a “freedom to speak up” guardian, despite being required to do so under the NHS contract by October 2016.
Is it safe for nurses to blow the whistle?Subscription
When they see incidences of poor care or patient safety issues, nurses and other health professionals have a duty to raise concerns, but this may present personal risks
A surgeon, who blew the whistle about dangerous staffing levels at his hospital, has now written a book that he says he hopes will help give nurses the confidence to speak out about similar concerns.
After a negative experience of raising concerns, Sharon Mason explains why other nurses should not be dissuaded from doing so