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Articles and advice about whistleblowing, redundancy and dismissal in the NHS, independent health and care sectors.  

Man pointing finger in an accusatory way

The NHS's enduring tendency to point the finger when something goes wrong can fill clinicians with fear and hamper managers trying to solve problems. We ask why the NHS is still struggling to shake off its blame culture after decades of trying.

27 March 2024 | By Jessica Bradley
Feature
Jon Restell portrait 2021

The Lucy Letby case demands a comprehensive and thoughtful response. Statutory regulation of managers may be a part of that, but won't be a quick fix. Right now, we need to tackle a culture that deters staff, patients and the public from raising concerns about NHS care.

22 September 2023 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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With the relentless upheaval in the NHS, voluntary redundancy may seem like a chance to get out while the going’s good. But not all schemes offer a good deal and government rules and tax policy can eat into your settlement.

14 September 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
Feature
Man pinning note to investigation board

Before taking any disciplinary action, your employer must carry out a fair investigation into the allegations against you. We explain your legal rights and what employers must to do to ensure a investigation is above board.

13 July 2023 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
Jon Restell portrait 2021

MiP chief executive Jon Restell responds to government plans to cut up to 40% of management jobs following the merger of NHS England, NHS Digital and Health Education England

08 July 2022 | By Jon Restell
Analysis & opinion
Close up of a human eye looking through a spyhole

A probation period in a new job is usually seen as a formality. But if things don’t work out, it could pose a significant risk to your NHS career.

28 June 2022 | By Craig Ryan
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