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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

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: Triumph CQC style

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 14 June 2017 The Care Quality Commission is parading East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust as an example of success and improvement. CQC has issued a glossy report, Driving Improvement, to bang its drum and spread good news: CQC 20170614_drivingimprovement June 2017 The foreword by Mike … Continue reading East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: Triumph CQC style

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch: Brief update

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist 7 June 2017 The establishment of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has been controversial, as has its location within NHS Improvement. There has been little apparent engagement with patients, families and staff beyond a comfortable small circle, and little transparency about HSIB’s consultation process. There … Continue reading Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch: Brief update

Ian Paterson and failure by oversight bodies

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 1 June 2017 Ian Paterson the surgeon at the centre of a colossal NHS governance failure was yesterday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. 1 These are the judge’s sentencing remarks: r-v-paterson-sentencing-remarks-mr-justice-jeremy-baker-20170531 Both Paterson’s NHS and private practice has been subject to hundreds of negligence claims. … Continue reading Ian Paterson and failure by oversight bodies

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