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Trusts should employ whistleblower ‘guardians’, Francis says

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
Sir Robert Francis QC has called for every NHS organisation to employ a full time officer to act in an ‘independent capacity’ to hear whistleblowers’ concerns and raise them at board level, as part of his review into creating an open culture in the NHS.
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Francis calls for stronger legal protection for whistleblowers

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.
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Francis unveils plan to fix 'serious problem' of NHS's whistleblower treatment

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
A new national independent officer’s role should be created with responsibility for overseeing the investigation and treatment of NHS whistleblowers, Sir Robert Francis has recommended.
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No binding powers for national whistleblowing 'officer'

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
A new ‘independent national officer’ role should be created to oversee and review the treatment of NHS whistleblowers, Sir Robert Francis’s ‘freedom to speak up review’ has recommended.
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Trusts should employ whistleblower ‘guardians’, Francis says

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
Sir Robert Francis QC has called for every NHS organisation to employ a full time officer to act in an ‘independent capacity’ to hear whistleblowers’ concerns and raise them at board level, as part of his review into creating an open culture in the NHS.
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Francis calls for stronger legal protection for whistleblowers

HSJ Workforce - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:00
Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.
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Shrewsbury and Telford chief executive to retire

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 10:33
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has announced he is retiring.
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Francis whistleblowing report and reaction - catch up

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Francis has published his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. The health department has also published a its response, and a comprehensive update on other policy made in response to the Mid Staffs failures.
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Government responds to Sir Robert's whistleblowing report

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Francis has published his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. The health department has also published a its response, and a comprehensive update on other policy made in response to the Mid Staffs failures.
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Government responds to Francis whistleblowing report

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Francis has published his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. The health department has also published a its response, and a comprehensive update on other policy made in response to the Mid Staffs failures.
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Jeremy Hunt responds to Francis whistleblowing report

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Francis has published his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. Jeremy Hunt has responded in the Commons.
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Key lines and reaction to Francis whistleblowing report

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Francis has published his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. Jeremy Hunt due to speak in the Commons this afternoon
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HSJ Live 11.02.2015: Francis whistleblowing review to be published today

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:59
Sir Robert Fracis to publish his review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS. Jeremy Hunt due to speak in the Commons this afternoon
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Stafford Hospital inpatient surgery transferred

HSJ - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 00:01
Surgical services and procedures requiring overnight inpatient stays have been transferred from the former Stafford Hospital to Royal Stoke University Hospital and Royal Wolverhampton Trust.
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The future is now

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 16:50

The King's Fund - In 2012, we set up Time to Think Differently, an ambitious programme that sought to stimulate debate about the radical changes needed for the NHS and social care to meet the challenges of the future. This digital report brings together examples of innovative practice from England and overseas to provide insight into future ways of changing health care for the better. Drawing on our work over the past two years, and highly relevant to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, the report includes a rich variety of video, audio and visual case studies presenting the voices of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers. It is aimed at anyone working in, or with an interest in, health and social care.

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Shane Gordon appointed Colchester chief operating officer

HSJ - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:33
WORKFORCE: Shane Gordon has been appointed chief operating officer of Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust.
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Preventing and addressing intimate partner violence against migrant and ethnic minority women: the role of the health sector

NHS Evidence - health management - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 11:23

World Health Organization (WHO) Europe:
This policy brief aims to provide input into the role of the health sector in preventing and addressing intimate partner violence among migrant women and ethnic minorities. It describes the scope of the problem, presents key evidence, and makes recommendations for health policy and health systems, health facilities and health service providers.

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Lords 'dismay' over fast tracked avoidable harm bill

HSJ - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 11:20
Members of the House of Lords have accused civil servants of trying to ‘short circuit’ the parliamentary process to pass a law on avoidable harm.
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Hunt's plans for local avoidable death estimates ‘meaningless’

HSJ - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 11:14
Plans outlined by Jeremy Hunt to calculate the number of avoidable deaths for individual hospitals ‘wouldn’t have any meaning’, according to the expert whose research the idea is based on.
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HSJ Live 10.02.2015: Royal College of Nursing chief executive resigns

HSJ - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 09:29
Peter Carter to leave RCN after eight years as chief executive, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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