Below is the opening statement of Health Education England. Their claim is to exist for one reason only – achieved by ensuring the right values in the NHS workforce.
“Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place”.
From this Monday, HEE exists for at least a second reason: as an employer of junior doctors. Junior doctors who, thanks to the tenacity of Dr Chris Day (and team), can sue HEE in the Employment Tribunal if they suffer a detriment as a whistleblower.
A third reason is also becoming apparent: HEE exists to spend >£200K of our taxes seeking unsuccessfully to argue junior Drs out of whistleblowing protection. Those in charge of HEE’s inexplicable, costly and failed approach are listed here; some of their expense claims are here; any indivdual spends over £25,000 are here.