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Implications of the Fit and Proper Person Requirement for directors

United Kingdom - January 22 2015 The Fit and Proper Person Requirement (FPPR) for directors of NHS bodies is a direct response to the Francis Report…

Duncan Astill, Martin Brewer, Stuart Craig, Jill Mason, Tim Winn.

Employment post - spring 2014

United Kingdom - March 25 2014 At the time of writing gale force winds are whipping through the trees outside my window, the Thames is flooding and melting snow is hampering…

James Kidd, Nick Abbott, Sara Barrett, Nicola Brown, Ian Mather.

Moves to plug whistleblowing loopholes

United Kingdom - May 15 2013 Protection for whistleblowers was first introduced by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Despite its title, this Act does not explicitly require…

Creating a culture of staff engagement: examining the Government’s initial response to the Francis Report

United Kingdom - May 2 2013 Cultural change in the NHS is at the heart of the Government's initial response to Francis ("the Initial Response"). Francis recommends that "All…

Withholding redundancy payments and unreasonable refusals of suitable alternative employment

United Kingdom - March 8 2013 In the case of Readman v Devon PCT, Mrs Readman worked for the respondent PCT from 1985 to 2008 in community based nursing. She was ultimately…

Martin Brewer, Stuart Craig.