whistleblowing

Whistleblowing Disclosures On The Rise – How Effective Are Your Governance Systems?

Introduction In the latest 2020-2021 healthcare professional regulators whistleblowing report, whistleblowing disclosures have risen to 192 from 107 in the previous year. This substantial increase has largely been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, but is also indicative of a rising trend of whistleblowing within the health and social care sector, due to a growing divide …

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50% of CQC inspections during the COVID-19 period were informed by whistleblowers – should you be reviewing your governance systems?

According to CQC’s board meeting minutes of 15 July 2020, 50% of CQC’s physical inspections were informed by whistleblowers during the COVID-19 period, which demonstrates that CQC is taking whistleblowing disclosures very seriously. The 15 July 2020 board meeting minutes also stated that “…In the month of May we completed seven inspections due to intelligence …

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Whistleblowing in the health and social care sector – As published in Healthcare Business – October 2019

On 11 September 2019, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published its joint whistleblowing disclosures report with other professional regulators to show what action regulators have taken and how they work together in relation to whistleblowing disclosures. When talking about the ‘Whistleblowers disclosure report 2019’, Matthew McClelland, Director of Fitness to Practise at the NMC …

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HSJ Channel: Employers beware: Whistleblowing protection even more powerful

The judgment handed down in April 2015, by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Chestertons v Nurmohamed [UKEAT/0335/14/DM], has clarified the meaning of a qualifying disclosure being made in the reasonable belief that it is in the public interest i.e the statutory requirement an employee must satisfy to benefit from whistleblower protection. Background …

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