n 22 February 2012 07:03, Mary Hawking <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> "You are bound by the NHS code of conduct and as such it is inappropriate
> for individuals to raise their personal concerns about the proposed
> government reforms."
> I hadn't appreciated that raising concerns not pre-approved by your line
> manager was part of the NHS Code of Conduct: is it true and if so, was
> release of this disciplinary notice itself a breach of the Code?
Well, the code isn't RIPA...
And no, the offence asserted does not appear in the code as published
and is contradicted by both the terms and conditions for
professionals, or at least specifically doctors, and by the GMC
requirement to speak out.
A practical problem is that PCTs have acquired financial and
regulatory powers with the latter extending beyond the work they
contract for, and this, combined with the fear and horror within them
at their impending end or metamorphosis makes them very dangerous, and
inadequately checked or balanced.
Adrian Midgley http://www.defoam.net/