Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dr Bridget O’Connell

It was with great sadness that members of the Doctors’ Support Group learned of the passing of Dr Bridget O’Connell at our meeting on 22nd June 2014. Dr O’Connell’s story was reported in The Independent in 1994. The following is taken from that article:
Gagged doctor breaks silence: A paediatrician suspended on full pay from her job for […]

By |June 29th, 2014|NCAS|0 Comments

The Francis Report – Whistleblowing in the NHS: Independent review

‘Freedom to speak up?’ is an independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS.

The review, chaired by Sir Robert Francis QC, will provide independent advice and recommendations to ensure that:

NHS workers can raise concerns in the public interest with confidence that they will not suffer detriment as a result
appropriate action […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Legal|0 Comments

Why we need a staff support commission

Professor Narinder Kapur has published an interesting article advocating a staff support commission – original article…

In summary, he stated:

We need a staff support commission to deal with issues such as whistleblowing, staff wellbeing and redeployment of staff who are well skilled but who find themselves out of favour with their employer

The Francis report, the Berwick […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Staff Support|0 Comments

Recommended Books – Recommended Reading

Recommended Books – Recommended Reading

“For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Books|0 Comments

First year qualified doctors could provide unsupervised treatment – Risks

Patients ‘put at risk’ by plans to allow newly qualified doctors (in their first year) to treat patients.

Patients will be put at risk by plans to allow doctors in their first year of qualification to treat people as soon as they leave university instead of doing a year’s work under supervision, medical leaders have warned.

Plans […]

By |June 22nd, 2014|Medical Students|0 Comments