Whistleblowing in the NHS

Time for a public inquiry to tackle ongoing problems with bullying, intimidation, and reprisals

Whistleblowing in the NHS is now a mainstream topic, thanks in part to two key reports published in the first three months of 2015: the Freedom to Speak Up review, chaired by Robert Francis, QC,1 and Anthony Hooper’s review into how cases […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Whistleblowing|0 Comments

Francis NHS whistleblower report: a new beginning?

The following is an abstract from The Guardian.

“Last June, six senior NHS professionals, including myself, met Jeremy Hunt to relate our personal histories and petition him for a public inquiry into whistleblower victimisation. We had all suffered extreme retaliation after raising serious concerns about patient care. Five of us had been dismissed. A week later […]

Health secretary prompted to launch inquiry as tribunal turns down Croydon NHS trust’s appeal over whisteblower’s unfair sacking

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has actually been prompted to launch an independent inquiry into Croydon University Hospital over its treatment of a whisteblower doctor.
The call came as it emerged board members at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the health center, were under examination by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) over the 2012 sacking […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Doctors' Employment Issues, Employment Tribunal, Legal, Whistleblowing|0 Comments

Health Tourism Whistleblower GMC Investigation

Professor Joseph Meirion Thomas referred to GMC Fitness to Practice Investigation
The surgeon who exposed the scandal of “health tourism” in the NHS spoke out after being investigated by the General Medical Council for refusing to give an ineligible health tourist free treatment.

The regulator subjected Prof Joseph Meirion Thomas, who has 44 years’ experience in the […]

By |January 1st, 2015|GMC, Whistleblowing|0 Comments