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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.

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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