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Roger Kline
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Roger works as a trade union official for Aspect the children's service union, the seventh trade union he has worked for. He also writes extensively on the staff duty of care in health and social care. He has a long history of representing whistleblowers and staff facing discrimination in health and social care.

The law is clear, what about NHS culture?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says that ‘the era of gagging NHS staff from raising their real worries about patient care’ must end. He says there will be an immediate ban…

Heads to roll

The cavalier approach of some NHS trusts to spending public money to defend the indefensible is in the news again. When the JusticeGap reported Elliot Browne was awarded almost £1m…

No new dawn

It might be possible for a banker to earn a six figure sum and survive public hostility but it’s not so easy if you head the body that is supposed…

Bad day at office for CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been heftily criticised in the last year for numerous failings, but its ability to shoot itself in the foot appears unabated. The news that…

After Lawrence, we should be ashamed

Earlier this month many NHS staff joined Doreen and Neville Lawrence in welcoming the jailing of their son’s racist killers. Their campaigning led to an understanding of ‘institutional discrimination’, in…