August/September 2013 (vol. 10/2)

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Blowing the whistle

Protection for workers who make public-interest disclosures


Diana Kloss explains what protection is available to people who blow the whistle on institutional failures in health and social care, and considers what more needs to be done to encourage health professionals, in particular, to come forward with their concerns.

THERE has been much discussion in the media about poor performance by some hospitals and care homes, and by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which has the duty to inspect institutions to ensure that they reach high standards. The CQC manifestly failed in its duty …

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2013 (vol. 10/2) pp30-31

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