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Unfortunately it is human nature not to admit failure / mistakes

Plans published last week will prohibit discrimination against whistle-blowers when they apply for jobs with NHS employers.  The plans also strengthen the legal recourse whistle-blowers can access if they believe they have been discriminated against because they appear to have blown the whistle - with appropriate remedies if their complaint is upheld.

These changes were a recommendation from Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up review, which found a number of people struggled to find employment in the NHS after making protected disclosures about patient safety.
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DH:  Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers

Not all problems / mistakes occur in hospitals

The fact that the numbers are ‘statistically small’ is NOT comforting

Should the attempted ‘silencing’ (especially in public sector organisations) of Whistle-blowers become a legal offence?

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