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HPMA West Midlands - handling whistle-blowing concerns and preventing problems

9.30am - 12.30pm

2.00pm - 5.00pm 

HPMA West Midlands in conjunction with Browne Jacobson LLP are offering a half day session on handling whistleblowing concerns. 

This session is a very practical and up to date review of the many lessons to be learned from handling whistleblowing cases. We will consider whistleblowing issues from a practical HR perspective, a case law perspective and consider the best practice recommendations from the case reviews published by the National Guardian’s Office. The session will cover: 

  • Determining the relevant processes to be applied when a concern is raised
  • Discussions surrounding the menu of relevant HR policies and the respective pros and cons of following their particular approach
  • The process for commissioning complex HR investigations – who to involve / true independence and drafting Terms of Reference
  • Case studies of typical issues raised by staff either via HR or via Freedom to Speak up Guardians and the organisational response
  • Discussion regarding lessons learned from the National Guardian’s Office case reviews into whistleblowing concerns and NHS Improvement role in handling speak up concerns


Jacqui Atkinson, Head of Employment Healthcare, Browne Jacobson, Helen Badger, Employment Partner, Browne Jacobson, Kirsty Hood, NHS Improvement 

Who should attend

This event is aimed at middle to senior HR professionals (HR Business Partners/Senior Advisors and department leads).

We are also holding this event in the below location: 

2 May - Manchester

To request a place please email admin@hpma.org.uk

Jacqui Atkinson

Jacqui Atkinson

Head of employment healthcare

Jacqui is the Head of Employment Healthcare and has 20 years of experience in the health and social care sector. She provides sector focussed, pragmatic and commercial advice to our wide range of health and care clients.

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Helen Badger

Helen Badger


Helen specialises in employment within health, social care and education.

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Birmingham office

Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
B2 4BU

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