NHS managers who ignore concerns could face action

The government will consider proposals which would punish senior NHS managers with criminal sanctions if they ignore concerns raised by whistleblowers

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has told Daybreak that the coaltion is looking to introducing a "new culture of openness" in the NHS to prevent poor quality care.

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'Fear and intimidation' in NHS

The Royal College of Nursing says nearly a quarter of nurses have been warned off raising concerns about patient care in the NHS - in spite of the Stafford Hospital scandal.