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NHS Whistle-blowers: Persecuted and trashed by managers to cover up patient safety issues

The life-threatening issue is much more widespread than the public realises. The recent Dispatches programme and article in the Times by journalist Matthew Syed highlighted the plight of whistle-blowers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) citing the case of Peter Duffy, a consultant surgeon, working for the Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust. Faced with failures at the trust in the emergencies department he expressed concern for patients who subsequently died from kidney sepsis.