§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department intends to take action to ensure that staff who raise legitimate concerns about patient care are not bullied into leaving their posts by managers.203W
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The guidance—EL(90)51—makes it clear that employees who express views about health care issues in accordance with this guidance are not to be penalised in any way for doing so. A copy is available in the Library.
The responsibility for introducing local procedures to handle such staff concerns lies with each national health service employer.