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NHS: bureacrats attack whistleblowers, accuse them of mental illness

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by SilverbladeTE, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    not sure of best forum for this, but has seriosu implications for damn sure

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...wer-kay-sheldon-was-mentally-ill-8046640.html

     
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    Esther12 Senior Member

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    The NHS is a bit of a joke for accountability. Private Eye keeps plugging away at it, but no-one seems to give a shit. Better to brush it under the rug.
     
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    natasa778 Senior Member

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    yes, this links in to what whistleblower scientist Dr Lewis is saying about his own nightmare and all the unbelievable stuff surrounding the Wakefield witchhunt:

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...rnment-policies-and-industry-practices.19006/
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Soviet Russia used the policy of diagnosing dissidents with psychiatric disorders and removing them to asylums. This could be a more softly softly approach. However, its important to know all the facts. One article only gives a limited viewpoint. Personally I would like to see much stronger whistleblower legislation in every western country. The people who are in the best position to expose corruption and scandal are on the inside. It is not in the public interest to allow attacks on whistleblowers to pass without detailed strutiny, including impartial third party formal investigations with power to compel witnesses. Bye, Alex
     
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    The article rings absolutely true to my experience within the NHS of turfism, protectionsim and a culture of shooting the messenger. Also fits Weber's prescient diagnosis of all bureaucracy's essentially self-serving nature. What is ununusal here is that this is now in the public domain, rather than the unspoken no talk rule.
     

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