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  • Meet Richard Taylor

    "We will be canvassing, for Health Concern, tomorrow from 10am around Franche Co-op with our local candidate Caroline Shellie. Look forward to seeing some of you there." Richard

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    NHS Whistleblowers Comment: Interesting to see the Health Secretary has picked up my ideas of independent support for NHS whistleblowers.

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    Comment, "I have attended the Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group meeting this morning......"

February 14th 2015...  Like my Facebook Page

"We will be canvassing, for Health Concern, tomorrow from 10am around Franche Co-op with our local candidate Caroline Shellie. Look forward to seeing some of you there." Richard

February 12th 2015 ....

Interesting to see the Health Secretary has picked up my ideas of independent support for NHS whistleblowers. Towards the end of my time in the House of Commons in 2010 I obtained a Private Member's Bill. As with most of these Bills even though there was no chance of it being debated I did all the work to get the Bill drafted. It was supported by 6 Labour, 2 Tory, 1 LibDem and 2 other independent MPs. The title was: "The NHS Public Interest Disclosure Support Bill." I was not allowed to use the term "Whistleblowers" as I was told it was "un-parliamentarian". The aim of the Bill was "to make provision for the appointment, functions and powers of Independent Support Officers for NHS employees wishing to make disclosures in the public interest and to place a duty on NHS trusts to cooperate with such Support Officers. 
At last, five years late, the Health Secretary has adopted my ideas.

February 3rd 2015 ....

I have attended the Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group meeting this morning. Pleased to learn that the temporary presence of a doctor in the Kidderminster Hospital minor injuries unit, that was organised to ease the load on the A&E unit in Worcester, is being assessed. I hope that this will prove to have been cost effective and worthwhile as it would certainly help the ambulance service and local people who are sent to the Worcester A&E simply because a doctor's opinion is needed.  If this is continued, widespread publicity of the extension of services at Kidderminster Hospital will be essential. Previously when a doctor was in the unit, neither local people nor the ambulance service were sufficiently informed. So it was not well used.