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After Grenfell: Home Office FOI disclosure on prison fire safety

I was amongst other things a whistleblower about very poor care and conditions for exquisitely vulnerable mentally disordered offenders in prisons. My thoughts turned to the prison estate after the revelations that flammable cladding had been used across our UK social housing stock despite bans in the US, especially with increasing privatisation of our prison … Continue reading After Grenfell: Home Office FOI disclosure on prison fire safety

Letter to the Health Service Journal’s Patient Safety Correspondent

BY EMAIL Shaun Lintern Patient Safety Correspondent Health Service Journal 10 July 2017   Dear Shaun, Next year’s HSJ patient safety conference and NHS whistleblowing policy At your suggestion, I write with suggestions on NHS whistleblowing policy for next year’s HSJ patient safety conference. Firstly though, I will address two assumptions that arose during our … Continue reading Letter to the Health Service Journal’s Patient Safety Correspondent

The NHS in the Employment Tribunal: A five month sample

By Dr Minh Alexander, NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist 6 July 2017   From time to time, NHS workforce crises make retention a fashionable issue, as it is now. 1 Because of the established relationship between staff well being and patient care and safety, 2 much lip service is given to NHS staff engagement. … Continue reading The NHS in the Employment Tribunal: A five month sample

Breach of confidentiality by CQC and complicity in referring a whistleblower to the Disclosure and Barring Service

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist 22 June 2017 Summary: CQC has been repeatedly criticised for failing to detect serious care failure and for failing to take warnings seriously. This article reports an important example of serious CQC failure towards whistleblowers. The regulator seriously breached a whistleblower’s confidentiality to their employer. … Continue reading Breach of confidentiality by CQC and complicity in referring a whistleblower to the Disclosure and Barring Service

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