THE BIG QUESTION
The big question: do we need a new inquiry on whistleblowing?
It has been announced that Sir Robert Francis QC is to lead a review of how whistleblowers are treated in the NHS.
The former chair of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry has been asked by the government to consider what further action is necessary to protect NHS workers who speak out in the public interest.
It follows calls for a public inquiry into whistleblowing in the NHS by a number of high-profile whistleblowers and their supporters, including Patients First, a campaign group headed by former Great Ormond Street paediatrician Kim Holt, and GP and Private Eye journalist Phil Hammond.
Do you welcome this review?