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CQC Briefing: Is your service a closed culture?

On 1 November 2019, CQC issued guidance for inspectors and Mental Health Act reviewers on the risk factors involved with closed environments. This followed on from the Panorama program about Whorlton Hall in May 2019 and the earlier issues arising…

Can a Judge be a whistleblower?

Yes, says the Supreme Court in the case of Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019] UKSC 44. What is a whistleblower? A whistleblower is a worker who discloses wrongdoing. Whistleblowing is when a worker raises concerns about practices occurring in the workplace.…

Increase in the Vento Bands for Injury to Feelings

The Vento bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination and whistleblowing claims presented on or after 6 April 2019, will increase as follows: Lower band: £900 – £8,800 Middle band: £8,800 – £26,300 Upper band: £26,300 – £44,000 If you have an questions then please…

Increasing transparency – Report on whistleblowing

The first healthcare regulators report on whistleblowing was published on 11 September 2018, collating over 12 months of information from each of the 8 healthcare regulators.[1] What is the report and why was it commissioned? The report, designed to provide information in…