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Letters Public sector whistleblowers

Disappointing progress in public sector whistleblowing

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 03 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5379
  1. Gee Yen Shin, consultant virologist1,
  2. Rohini J Manuel, consultant microbiologist1
  1. 1Public Health England, Department of Infection, Royal London Hospital, London E1 2ES, UK
  1. geeyen.shin{at}

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee recently reported that public sector whistleblowers have received “shocking” treatment from public sector organisations, including NHS ones.1 2 The Francis Inquiry concluded that NHS staff have a “duty of candour” to raise patient safety and other concerns,3 …

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