Statement of Service | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Accessibility | Feedback

Change Text Size small · medium · largeChange Colours black_white yellow_black orange_black black_yellow

Equality North East

NHS bosses who fail to tackle bullying could face dismissal

NHS directors who fail to take adequate steps to stamp out bullying could be sacked under revised legal guidelines, it has been reported.

The ‘fit and proper’ test currently provides that NHS directors have a duty of care to their patients, but the proposed extension would broaden this duty to cover the wellbeing of staff.

Health minister Stephen Barclay told The Independent he had asked Tom Kark, the lead counsel at the public inquiry into the high patient mortality rates at Mid Staffordshire hospital trust, to carry out a review. The stricter test could apply to up to 2,800 directors.

Full story....

Related Links

September 17, 2018

« back

Equality North East is not responsible for the content of external websites.