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Healthcare scandals and the failings of doctors: do official inquiries hold the profession to account? (2019)
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Mannion, R., Davies, H., Powell, M., Blenkinsopp, J., Millar, R., McHale, J., & Snowden, N. (2019). Healthcare scandals and the failings of doctors: do official inquiries hold the profession to account?. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 33(2), 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/jhom-04-2018-0126

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore whether official inquiries are an effective method for holding the medical profession to account for failings in the quality and safety of care. Design/methodology/approach Through a review of the... Read More about Healthcare scandals and the failings of doctors: do official inquiries hold the profession to account?.

Understanding the knowledge gaps in whistleblowing and speaking up in health care: narrative reviews of the research literature and formal inquiries, a legal analysis and stakeholder interviews (2018)
Journal Article
Mannion, R., Blenkinsopp, J., Powell, M., McHale, J., Millar, R., Snowden, N., & Davies, H. (2018). Understanding the knowledge gaps in whistleblowing and speaking up in health care: narrative reviews of the research literature and formal inquiries, a legal analysis and stakeholder interviews. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(30), 1-190. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06300

Background There is compelling evidence to suggest that some (or even many) NHS staff feel unable to speak up, and that even when they do, their organisation may respond inappropriately. Methods The study comprised four distinct but interlocking... Read More about Understanding the knowledge gaps in whistleblowing and speaking up in health care: narrative reviews of the research literature and formal inquiries, a legal analysis and stakeholder interviews.

What about leadership? Comment on "Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: the role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations" (2015)
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Blenkinsopp, J., & Snowden, N. (2016). What about leadership? Comment on "Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: the role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 5(2), 125-127. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2015.193

In their valuable discussion of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations Mannion and Davies highlight the importance of organisational culture in influencing whether people raise concerns, and whether these concerns are listened to and acted upon.... Read More about What about leadership? Comment on "Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: the role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations".


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