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HEE have agreed to increase whistleblowing protection for junior doctors in training

HEE have agreed to increase whistleblowing protection for junior doctors in training and have released the following statement:

“Health Education England has formally written to employers with the specific terms of agreement for enhanced protection on whistleblowing for doctors in training.

This extended whistleblowing protection for junior doctors, provides a new legal route directly against HEE, if required, for trainees who raise concerns and believe that HEE has caused detriment to them as a consequence.” 

Details of the agreement can be found on Health Education England website:

 https://hee.nhs.uk/news-events/news/whistleblowing-protection-detail

Freedom to speak up: whistleblowing policy for the NHS

On Friday 1st April, NHS Improvement and NHS England published the first, integrated national whistleblowing policy.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills releases revised list of prescribed persons and bodies

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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has released the revised list of prescribed persons and bodies.

Launch of the HEE Responding to Concerns Film

Responding to Concerns

‘Responding to Concerns’, a new educational film that aims to improve patient safety has been launched by Health Education England (HEE).

Proposed single national whistleblowing policy for the NHS in England

Monitor, NHS TDA and NHS England are proposing to introduce a national whistleblowing policy.

Plans for the National Guardian

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The CQC are setting out plans for how the National Guardian will operate, its scope and the specific functions it will cover.

New video for staff who work in healthcare

Health Education England have produced a short video for staff who work in healthcare to provide information and help workers to raise workplace concerns.

Freedom to Speak Up Report Published

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Sir Robert Francis published the report of his review into whistleblowing in the NHS on 11 February, recommending 20 principles to improve the situation.

When is Bad Treatment of a Whistleblower Unlawful?

Under whistleblowing legislation, a worker cannot be subjected to bad treatment by an employer for blowing the whistle (making a protected disclosure).

Whistleblowing Paramedic Receives an Apology

A paramedic who was told he was not welcome at hospitals at Worcester and Redditch has received an apology from the Trust and had the restrictions lifted.