With the publication of yet another culture review, I look to what the blue light sector can learn from the most recent ambulance review.
Harrassment and bullying
NHS England has published the findings of an independent review it commissioned to support the improvement of ambulance service culture.
Stuart Millington is the new interim Chief Fire Officer for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, joining the service on…
The Welsh Government has taken the unprecedented step to remove the fire authority in South Wales and put in independent Commissioners. Hannah Blythyn told the Senedd why she had taken this step to deal with the problems identified in the January 2023 culture review.
First published in The Conversation in December 2023, Pete Murphy takes a structural view on the culture problems faced by fire and rescue services and asks how much was already known.
Following the recent publication of the damning South Wales Fire and Rescue Service culture review, the Welsh Government has vowed to intervene to “oversee sustainable change and prevent a recurrence” of these failures
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been removed special measures following a marked improvement in its performance.
Having instigated an independent review of his service, Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway confirmed he is to retire and leave his successor to manage the fall out from a report that finds South Wales Fire and Rescue service has a ‘patriarchal mentality’ with ‘sexist and misogynistic behaviours.’
The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has published its Culture Action Plan as part of its response to recent reports about bullying and harassment in fire and rescue services.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is setting up the London Policing Board to provide oversight and scrutiny of reform following on from Dame Louise Casey’s damning report into the culture of the Met Police.