NHS staff invited to comment on new policy to encourage whistleblowing

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The first national whistleblowing policy for the NHS aims to encourage doctors and other NHS employees in England to report bullying, threats to the safety of patients, and other harmful practices in their organisation, without blighting their careers in the process.

The draft policy, drawn up by Monitor, the NHS Development Authority, and NHS England, will be open to consultation for eight weeks from 16 November. NHS organisations, patients, and staff are invited to comment, in confidence if they wish.

Errors in the most recent BNF and BNFc

bnfappNationally it has been recognised that there are a small number of clinically significant errors in the most recent BNF (BNF 70) and BNF for Children.

Be aware that the BNF has not been circulated to Trust staff due to the errors contained within.

The online and app versions of both, accessed via an OpenAthens account, have already been corrected. Please contact the Library and Knowledge service for advice on downloading and accessing the app.

The BNFc is available to Trust staff with these errors – please contact your ward pharmacist if you require further information; the Library and Knowledge Service has printed a┬álist of the errors.