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Jeremy Hunt’s Secret Whistleblower (Non-Employment) Scheme

Dr Minh Alexander, NHS whistleblower and former consultant 14 October 2017 On 21 January 2015 the parliamentary Health Committee advised Jeremy Hunt to ensure that harmed NHS whistleblowers should receive an ‘apology and practical redress’. 1 On 11 February 2015 Robert Francis recommended in his report of the Freedom To Speak Up Review that as … Continue reading Jeremy Hunt’s Secret Whistleblower (Non-Employment) Scheme

Will Simon Stevens uncork ALL the NHS Race data?

The poor, discriminatory treatment of BME staff in the NHS has been a long recognised stain upon the NHS’ reputation. A landmark event in NHS Race history was Joe Collier and his colleagues’ whistleblowing about a racist computer programme at St Georges which weeded out foreign medical student applicants. The classic book Racism in Medicine: … Continue reading Will Simon Stevens uncork ALL the NHS Race data?

Postscripts on Paula. NHS England’s apologia & regulatory reticence

By Dr Minh Alexander and Clare Sardari, NHS whistleblowers, 10 October 2017 The Vasco-Knight affair is emblematic of a self serving managerialism that has crept into the NHS in latter years:  Those with sharp elbows climbing over other people’s rights, corporate back slapping, gala events to puff up egos, endless hot air and empty lip … Continue reading Postscripts on Paula. NHS England’s apologia & regulatory reticence

Ivy Atkin’s death & more CQC evasion

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 5 October 2017 Summary The CQC catastrophically failed Ivy Atkin and other vulnerable residents at Autumn Grange care home in Nottingham, where patients were horrendously neglected and suffered unexplained injuries. Ivy Atkin died on 22 November 2012 as a result of severe neglect. Inexplicably, it … Continue reading Ivy Atkin’s death & more CQC evasion

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