Thursday, 2 June 2011

Guardian sets up whistleblowing site for care staff has launched a
whistleblowing blog site for staff who have witnessed wrongdoing and malpractice in the NHS or in social care.

Part of the NHS Reforms Blog, the new site says: "Panorama's investigation into a residential hospital near Bristol exposed the horrific abuse of mentally disabled adults in care. Yet the culture of abuse prevailed despite tip-offs from staff and repeated inspections. The system plainly failed.

"Health and social care are often seen as areas where people feel unable or too scared to speak up. Yet campaigners say that the highest percentage of calls to helplines come from the care sector."

"So if you witnessed a risk, malpractice or wrongdoing in the NHS or in social care - it could be something which adversely affects patients, the public, other staff or the organisation itself - take a few seconds to answer a few simple questions so we can build up a picture of what's really happening in health and social care today."

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