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By David Czarnetzki “As we know, there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we…
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In October 2016 three members of PHSOtheFACTS had a meeting with two members of the MPS regarding cases of Misconduct in Public Office against PHSO staff members. On reading this quote from the recent Daniel Morgan report (June 2021) we decided to publish the recording made at the time as part…
Early in March 2020 the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman presented to parliament their 2019 Casework Report. An exercise in spinning straw into gold. In this report the Ombudsman shared the findings from 9 parliamentary complaints and 21 health service complaints. Given the very low uphold rate of 2.4% of total complaints in 2018/19 it… Continue reading Rob Behrens – the Rumpelstiltskin of his day.
I say ‘concede’ as reading the latest position statement blog from the Patients Association it would appear they are doing all they can to give the Ombudsman the benefit of the doubt. PHSO’s performance certainly doesn’t seem to have deteriorated, which is arguably quite impressive of itself given the extent of the organisational change it has undergone… Continue reading Patients Association concede there has been no improvement at PHSO.
As we use the time of reflection gifted by the Covid-19 pandemic to imagine a better world, will any attention be given to the harm caused by the cover-up culture rampant in the NHS? The present system of accountability for all public services, not just the NHS, is not fit for purpose as so recently… Continue reading HSJ reveal the cover-up culture of the NHS
As yet another NHS scandal hits the headlines. BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym asks; Patient safety – will there be a big step forward? BBC News 8.7.20 Hugh Pym has been around long enough to know that the latest scandal concerning vaginal mesh is unlikely to result in the cultural change needed to turn the… Continue reading Cumberlege report confirms PHSO ineffective in protecting patients from harm
The rise of nationalism around the world is a shocking, disorienting experience. Mainstream politics is under threat like at no time since the 1930s. Demagogues are coming to power, journalists face intimidation, once sturdy institutions and assumptions are collapsing like derelict tower blocks. The political character of entire countries is transforming almost overnight. Nowhere is… Continue reading SNP tried to silence me. And their freedom to bully, vilify and malign is a chilling glimpse of one-party Scotland
Since Rob Behrens became the Ombudsman in April 2017 he has been at great lengths to stress the importance of ‘impartiality’. In his pre-appointment hearing with PACAC (18.1.17) he confirmed that ‘impartiality’ was central to the role of the Ombudsman. Once the ombudsman loses impartiality, he or she ceases to be an ombudsman and ceases […]
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#AceNewsReport – Mar.09: The UK government may have failed to comply with its international human rights obligations over the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 79 people and left hundreds homeless, the United Nations’ housing investigator has said: Leilani Farha, the UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, told the Guardian she was concerned […]
via (LONDON) #GrenfellTower Special rapporteur says views of survivors have not been heard before and after the fire: UK may have breached human rights over Grenfell Tower, says UN over ‘ International Human Righ ts on Housing Standards ‘ and may well be the direct cause of the reason why so many died and were l eft homeless #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services