“appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland: Dr Peter J Gordon [reblog]

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After sending an update of my petition for a Sunshine Act to the Chief Executive Officer of NHS Forth Valley I received this reply. Whilst I was employed by NHS Forth Valley I raised concerns that HDL 62, the Scottish Government Circular sent to all Chief Executives in NHS Scotland, was not being followed.Jane-Grant,-NHS-Forth-ValleTwo aspects of this letter from the Chief Executive Officer for NHS Forth Valley are worth further consideration:

(1) Transparency: when I was an employee of NHS Forth Valley I was described by Senior Managers as “unprofessional” for raising concerns that NHS Forth Valley was not following extant Scottish Government guidance on transparency regarding declarations of interest. Further enquiry established that the guidelines were not being followed in most NHS Boards in Scotland. I went on to raise a petition to the Scottish Parliament, details of which can be read here.Petitions Committee 31 march 2015At the Scottish Parliament on…

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