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What protection do whistleblowers have?

Whistle-blowingFollowing our forum meeting on November 26th which suggested ways in which the principles of the NHS are being undermined, members expressed concern about how the the NHS could be protected. The presentation also highlighted the role whistleblowers play in alerting others to concerns about the NHS. But, what are the consequences for the individuals involved. Do they receive any protection?

The Care Quality Commission is currently seeking your views on its plans for the new role of Public Guardian, which aims to support whistleblowers. See our ‘Have Your Say‘ page for details, before December 9th 2015.

CQC starts inspections in Yorkshire hospitals

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will start its inspections of hospitals in Yorkshire and London this week. The CQC aims to review 18 NHS trusts by the end of 2013 as part of its new programme and hopes to have completed the inspection of all acute hospitals by the end of 2015. The inspections are designed to expose poor care and highlight excellent care. However, despite recommendations following Sir Bruce Keogh’s review, which identified a link between high mortality rates and the numbers of nurses on the wards, staffing levels will not be monitored.