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News Round-Up 22 November

Lessons to be learnt for the health sector

Protect CEO, Elizabeth Gardiner, writes for the National Guardian’s Office reflecting on whistleblowing lessons from the year so far. (National Guardian’s Office)

Whistleblower retaliation  

Over a dozen women suspended from women’s aid charity after blowing the whistle on bullying. (The Herald – 31 Oct)

CQC uncovers risk of harm in care home

Targeted inspection into management, governance and oversight by CQC into care home confirmed concerns raised by staff. (The Star – 26 Oct)

NHS consultant loses employment tribunal after high profile campaign

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist “subjected to brutal retaliatory victimisation”. (ITV News – 27 Oct)

+ Pitman tribunal outcome see’s further disappointment from the health sector as he loses tribunal following raising health and safety concerns. (HR Magazine – 31 Oct)

Sexism in the city

The Equality and Human Rights Commission warns about scale of sexual misconduct to Commons Treasury Committee investigating ‘Sexism in the City’.  (The Standard – 09 Nov)

Whistleblower pleads guilty to leaking classified information

Australian whistleblower, David McBride, has pleaded guilty to leaking classified information on war crimes in Afghanistan. (BBC News – 17 Nov)

Sexual harassment/abuse in the workplace: 

Welsh Rugby Union ‘truly sorry’ after damning independent review (BBC News – 14 Nov)

+ Red Arrows in ‘special measures’ after sexual harassment report (BBC News – 14 Nov)

+ McDonald’s faces up to two sex abuse claims a week (BBC News – 14 Nov)

Parliamentary Privilege creates a barrier to civil service whistleblowers

Are civil servants denied the legal protection that other workers have as whistleblowers? (Protect – 17 Nov)

+ Employment tribunal rules on parliamentary privilege challenge in foreign office whistle-blowing case (Matrix Chambers – 17 Nov)

ITV Tonight documentary

Ravi Jayaram – the doctor who helped expose serial killer nurse Lucy Letby – joins ITV’s Paul Brand to investigate the estimated 11,000 avoidable NHS deaths a year. (ITV Tonight)

+ An NHS consultant paediatrician says whistleblowing and the highlighting of patient safety issues should be a routine duty and not something that puts the individual raising concerns at risk. (ITV News)

+ Following Lucy Letby, 71% of doctors say whistleblowing damages careers. (ITV News)

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