Browsing articles tagged with " Kim Holt"

Shocking whistleblower accounts from Private Eye

Jul 5, 2011   //   by Editor   //   Coverage  //  No Comments

Phil Hammond and Andrew Bousfield came together, in a journalistic sense, to write a Private Eye special called Shoot the Messenger to show how NHS whistleblowers are being silenced and sacked, despite political promises to protect them.

It appears in Issue 1292 and is available in reassuringly hard copy from July 5, 2011. Back orders are available by calling Private Eye Subs on 01795 414870.

Read all their stories.


Great Ormond Street hospital issues apology to Baby P whistleblower

Jun 14, 2011   //   by Editor   //   Coverage  //  No Comments

Great Ormond Street hospital has formally apologised to a senior doctor suspended after she blew the whistle on failings at the clinic where Baby Peter was treated just days before his death.

Consultant paediatrician Kim Holt and three colleagues wrote to managers in 2006, warning that understaffing and poor record keeping posed a serious risk to patients’ safety at St Anne’s clinic in Haringey, north London.

Holt says bosses ignored her warnings and removed her from the clinic. Read more >>

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Definitions of a whistle-blower

“a person who informs on someone engaged in an illicit activity” Source: Oxford dictionary

“a person who tells someone in authority about something illegal that is happening, especially in a government department or a company” Source: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Or to Blow the whistle:

“bring an illicit activity to an end by informing on (the person responsible)” Source: Oxford dictionary