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Francis to end 'climate of fear' as NHS whistleblowing review begins


I fully back this decision, but also feel that nurses who turn on their colleagues for whistleblowing concerns should also be held accountable for their actions. I don't think you should blame management totally. They deal with what they are told and from my experience the Human resource department make up a whole load of rubbish and lie to the managers, just so they don't show up their lack of experience. Plan: Independant review body who has legal training to support genuine whistleblowers. Review of Human Resource department to see if they are genuinely supporting staff or are just covering up mistakes. Victim support for all whistleblowers. It's tough to report problems, but with no support no wonder no one is reporting problems. The Police and Fire Brigade get it - why not nurses? Be honest when you make a mistake as a trust? Be prepared to admit when you need help. How will the Trusts in the UK ever learn when every time they screw up, they cover it up and the problem gets worse!! Learn to communicate not dictate!! Let us learn and stop the problems. I feel we are just re-inventing the wheel with the Bristol enquiry, the Francis Report, the Winterbourne House Scandal. No more!! Stop it. It's time to realise that we don't need these disasters to continue, we need them to stop. As a nurse or healthcare or anyone working in the caring profession, if you see poor practice, just go up and say stop!! If you can't empower yourself, how can you ever advocate for your patients. Be loud and be proud. Say 'No More' to poor practice and unacceptable patient treatment. I have, it does work!! You just have to be empowered!!

Posted date

14 August, 2014

Posted time

11:46 pm