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NHS trust faces £2m legal bill after battle with whistleblower

Sep 11, 2011   //   by Editor   //   Coverage  //  No Comments

The unfair sacking of a popular NHS chief executive who angered bosses by refusing to close local cancer services has cost the taxpayer an estimated £2m. John Watkinson, former chief executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, expressed his “relief” last night after the trust that sacked him admitted it would no longer fight the case. 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