Tiger Girl's Comments
I heard a whistleblower on BBC Radio 4 this morning - I think the name was Lisa Martin. Awful story, as usual: you do the right thing, then find yourself unemployable. Telling people they have a duty to raise concerns, simply isn't enough!
Anonymous | 14-Oct-2013 3:27 pm Ah, that's the problem with getting older and more experienced: the 'I've seen this all before' factor becomes increasingly prominent! Perhaps some things defy solution, although in part over-reactions to current circumstances, without properly thinking about the future, probably is an issue with this one.
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The points made by Mike and Anonymous 18-Oct-2013 4:12 am hit the nail on the head. It is aligning the pretty words with the way trusts which are being criticized actually behave that matters.
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Anonymous | 18-Oct-2013 8:32 pm Is it possible for 'mobbing' to be performed mostly by a single individual? Although whoever is doing it, seems to have not noticed that Mike seems impervious to it anyway.
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I believe the Russians have been active in this field for decades.
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This one crops up cyclically: for political reasons, as opposed to arguments based on empirical evidence, most goverments will not decriminalize drugs.
Most Trusts have at least got some senior people, who think protecting the trust's 'reputation' involves covering up things such as staffing shortages, etc. It is true that if a few Trusts adopt openness, while most do not, the ones which admit to failings are likely to get 'trashed by the media' with rather bad consequences: so everyone needs to adopt the same, standardised and open, policy for staff who are honestly highlighting genuine concerns.
You really couldn't invent this stuff as fiction, could you?
I think this is more a case of confirmation than of genuine discovery.
The interesting bit is that the behaviour of the nurses seems wrong to a practising medic, after the medic 'turns into a patient'. It is very easy to become overly focused on what is, to paraphrase an in-vogue term, 'silo thinking'.