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No time for silence: nurses’ duty to speak up about patient abuse

Allegations of mistreatment at the Edenfield Centre following a BBC investigation remind us of the responsibility all nurses have to raise and escalate concerns

Allegations of mistreatment at the Edenfield Centre following a BBC investigation remind us of the responsibility all nurses have to raise and escalate concerns

The shocking allegations of mistreatment of vulnerable patients at a secure mental health unit in Manchester, which have been widely reported in the media , made me feel ashamed to be a nurse.

Several members of staff at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich, Manchester, have been suspended and a police investigation launched into allegations made by the BBC’s Panorama programme in relation to the treatment of people with mental health problems.

Breaches of trust in caring for vulnerable patients

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