Browsing articles tagged with " Bristol Royal Infirmary"

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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Changing the face of whistleblowing – Peter Gooderham

May 27, 2009   //   by Editor   //   Coverage  //  No Comments

A decade after the scandal at Bristol Royal Infirmary whistleblowing is still hazardous to whistleblowers. A whistleblower is a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing. Margaret Haywood was struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) after exposing poor standards of care at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. At the same time, prominent individuals have complained that whistleblowing was inadequate at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which has been widely reported in terms of hundreds of unnecessary deaths. What is the problem?

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Definitions of a whistle-blower

´┐Ża person who informs on someone engaged in an illicit activity´┐Ż Source: Oxford dictionary

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

Or to Blow the whistle:

´┐Żbring an illicit activity to an end by informing on (the person responsible)´┐Ż Source: Oxford dictionary