Whistleblowing websites and resources

 

Compassion In Care 

Email: Info@compassionincare.com

Website: compassionincare.com

Twitter: @CompassnInCare

Tel: 07763066063

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Prof Brian Jarman

Twitter: @jarmann

Classic paper: When Managers Rule, patients may suffer and they’re the ones who matter

when-managers-rule-brian-jarman-bmj-dec-2012

 

Medical Harm

Website: http://medicalharm.org/about-us/

Classic paper 21 Ways to Skin a Whistleblower:

http://medicalharm.org/uncategorized/the-full-21-ways-to-skin-a-whistleblower/

 

Dr Phil Hammond (MD of Private Eye)

Website: http://www.drphilhammond.com/

Classic paper: Shoot the messenger

http://drphilhammond.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Shoot_the_Mesenger_FINAL.pdf

 

Prof Brian Martin

Website: http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/

Email: bmartin@uow.edu.au

Classic paper: Dr Jean Lennane, What happens to whistleblowers and why

http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/documents/Lennane_what2.pdf

 

Sharmila Chowdhury

Website: sharmilachowdhury.com

Twitter: @sharmilaxx

 

Whistleblowing International Network

Website: whistleblowingnetwork.org

Twitter: @whistleblowing

 

When dealing with the NHS, remember that suppression starts from the top:

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2443051/Labours-cover-failing-hospitals-Ministers-tried-silence-watchdog-eve-general-election.html

Key reports suppressed by the Department of Health in 2008, released under FOI in 2010:

1) Joint Commission International report, Quality oversight in England – Findings, observations and recommendations for a new model.

jci-report-quality-oversight-in-england

2) Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Achieving the vision of excellence in quality

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See also:

Best and Safest Care. DH 2008. A ‘strictly confidential’ report by Sir Liam Donaldson Chief Medical Officer 2008 which acknowledged that suboptimal and poor care were endemic in the NHS and that quality and safety were not “predominant culture of the NHS”  best-and-safest-care-1