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Senior NHS managers will have skills logged to stop those who fail being “moved on quietly”

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 07 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l632
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Forcing NHS whistleblowers out of their jobs is “morally abhorrent and operationally foolish,” the health and social care secretary for England told doctors as he unveiled plans for a new core list of skills for senior NHS managers.

Matt Hancock made the remarks as he told a conference in London that the government would also set up a central database to log the qualifications, experience, and employment history of NHS trust directors in England.

The two moves are part of a package recommended by a review led by Tom Kark to increase the competence of directors and to …

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