Dismissal Looms for NHS Critic.

Dismissal Looms for NHS critic – The Sunday Times 12th May 2013 Martyn Halle Reports:

“AN NHS whistleblower faces being dismissed from her post by Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, despite being vindicated by a public inquiry and winning damages for being a victim of bullying.

Kay Sheldon, a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), will meet Hunt tomorrow to put her case for remaining on the board.

Supporters claim that Sheldon has been a victim of a campaign of abuse by the CQC  (Care Quality COmmision)for being an outspoken critic of the organisation. She spoke out at the public inquiry into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire hospital in November 2011.

On the same day she gave evidence, Dame Jo Williams, the then CQC chairwoman, wrote to Andrew Lansley, the previous health secretary, recommending that Sheldon be “immediately” suspended and replaced….”

Scandalous but unsurprising –  andt blow to the Health Service culture as well as democracy. It’s not surprising that professionals are disengaged from the political process, and that the younger doctors i training grades follow their lead.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

1 thought on “Dismissal Looms for NHS Critic.

  1. Pingback: Pre-retirement and Retirement interviews – the opportunity lost | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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