NHS Employers will welcome discussion about new whistleblowing report

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NHS Employers today said it would welcome discussions about the GMC’s new whistleblowing report, and hopes that any accepted recommendations are taken forward together with the recommendations of the recent Freedom to Speak Up Report.
 
‘The handling by the General Medical Council of cases involving whistleblowers’, an independent report by Sir Anthony Hooper commissioned by the GMC, was published today.
 
Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:
 
“Employers are working hard to remove any cultural barriers that could prevent fair treatment - or the expectation of fair treatment - for doctors who raise concerns. There is already good progress and we need to get this right for the NHS, staff and patients.
 
“We would welcome a discussion about Sir Anthony’s findings and hope that any accepted recommendations are taken forward together with those of the recently published Freedom to Speak Up Report.
 
“Our new Draw the Line campaign includes an excellent barometer to help NHS organisations meet a good standard in their whistleblowing arrangements.”

 
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Notes for editors:

  • The NHS Employers organisation is the recognised body for employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. See www.nhsemployers.org for more information.
  • Follow Danny Mortimer on Twitter at @NHSE_Danny and NHS Employers on Twitter at @nhsemployers 

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