Urgent inquiry is ordered into trust that subjected doctors to “witch hunt” to identify whistleblowerBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m366 (Published 30 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m366
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
The government has ordered NHS England and NHS Improvement to commission an urgent inquiry into a hospital trust accused of subjecting staff to a “witch hunt” to try to identify a whistleblower.1
Edward Argar, minister of state at the Department of Health and Social Care, has told the two organisations to ask an independent expert to carry out a rapid and independent review into the way West Suffolk NHS Trust handled the whistleblower case.
Doctors accused the trust of conducting a witch hunt, after managers asked staff for fingerprints and analysed handwriting samples in an attempt to find out who had written …