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Mid Staffs staff experienced 'culture of fear', Francis says


As someone who has worked in the NHS for over 25 years I am not shocked by the findings of this report. The NHS certainly has a culture of bullying and denial, which successive goverments have nutured. As orgainisations have become more autonomous and accountable the need to present a good public profile has become their raison d'etre, the corporate reputation is all and in these compeative times no one wants to say they are failing so everyone pretends all is well. As my Nan would say 'Fur coat and no knickers'.

Posted date

25 February, 2010

Posted time

9:53 am