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About Roger Kline

Roger Kline is Research Fellow at Middlesex University Business School, and a Trustee of Patients First, with a long history of representing whistleblowers and staff facing discrimination in health and social care.

Articles by Roger Kline

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Racism in the NHS: don’t let the unspeakable become acceptable

The toxic debate leading up to the Brexit vote has sharpened the risk that NHS staff and patients experience racial & xenophobic abuse - and highlighted the problems that are already there. How should those running the NHS respond?

NHS racism: You can’t tackle a problem if you deny it exists, Earl Howe

Discrimination against ethnic minority NHS staff is rife - and it’s bad for patient care too. The author of a major new report here reveals how the government is misleading parliament by claiming the problem is being addressed.

Will private sector secrecy stop the NHS becoming more open?

The government claims it will force the NHS to be more open, ending gagging clauses and encouraging transparancy. But how many of these measures will apply to the private sector now taking over much of our healthcare?

Never again? Jeremy Hunt’s response to the Francis Report is inadequate

The Coalition's response to the Mid-Staffs enquiry is hampered by its own ideological limitations and its destructive NHS privatisation.

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