Letters Whistleblowing barriers in the NHS

Barriers to expressing concern about inquiries into homicides by psychiatric patients

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7521 (Published 19 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7521
  1. D B Double, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Lowestoft NR32 1PL, UK
  1. dbdouble{at}dbdouble.co.uk

Patrick probably uses the term whistleblowing in a wider sense than just disclosures under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.1 She means having an open culture in the NHS about performance management.

I was a whistleblower in this wider sense when I produced a critique of …

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