NHS and Care Papers

Policy Papers - National Health Service (NHS) and Care



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Briefing to the Public Accounts Committee

Our briefing on the prevalance and problem of gagging clauses in the NHS, with proposals for improvement.

December 2011


 

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Briefing to the Health Select Commmittee

Our response to the Health Select Committee's report on accountability of the GMC and the NMC. We outline our concerns regarding the focus on individual duties to blow the whistle rather than organisational failures to address wrongdoing, identify weaknesses to PIDA in the form of protection to GPs and student nurses, as well as examine issues arising more generally in the care and health sectors.

July 2011


 

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The Department of Health's consultation: Responsible officers and their duties relating to the medical profession

Click here to read our submission to the consultation.


 

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Whistleblowing to protect patients

The results of a survey of nurses' views on whistleblowing. Click here to open our summary.

May 2008


 

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The Shipman Inquiry

Submission on whistleblowing in the NHS to The Shipman Inquiry into the case of serial killer Dr Harold Shipman.

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September 2003
To view our submission to the Inquiry, click here. To view Guy Dehn’s oral submission click here. The Shipman Inquiry’s recommendations on whistleblowing (published December 2004) can be downloaded here.



 

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Is Whistleblowing Working in the NHS?

The results of a survey into the state of whistleblowing in the National Health Service.

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May 2003
Click here to open.



 

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Practical Guidance on Whistleblowing in the NHS

Practical guidance for NHS professionals on how they might responsibly raise a concern about possible wrongdoing or malpractice.

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March 2002
Click here to open.



 

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Learning from Bristol

Report on Whistleblowing in the NHS in the light of the Kennedy Report into infant deaths at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

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October 2001
Click here to open.
The Government’s response to this Report can be found by clicking here.