South West Whistleblowers’ Health Action Group

A colleague of mine tried to raise concerns about serious shortcomings with her local hospital’s Patient Experience Group. Although she did it in the nicest possible way, she was expelled from the group.
User involvement groups need ‘people who do not doubt our good intentions, but are prepared to tell us things others are not’ (Dr Helen Williams, founding Chair of the Lay Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists – quoted in ‘Nothing Personal, disturbing undercurrents in cancer care – Radcliffe Publishing – Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award 2009) .


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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