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Whistleblowers are protecting patient safety, not NHS managers

Raising concerns about potential risks to patient safety is part of nurses’ professional duty, says the NMC code. Is it time NHS managers also had a code of conduct?

Raising concerns about potential risks to patient safety is part of nurses’ professional duty, says the NMC code. Is it time NHS managers also had a code of conduct?

Small children are full of ‘whys’ – ‘why is that flower purple, granny? why do bees like purple, granny?’ – but so should we all be.

There is a serious ‘why’ that is bugging me at the moment: why are NHS whistleblowers still being treated with an iron fist?

Failure to learn from past mistakes

Why does this situation prevail, even after the terrible tragedies and appalling acts of negligence in certain trusts over the past decade or so?

Those who flag up poor practice are

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