NHS whistleblowers helpline launched

Extract from the BBC website

A free helpline for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services is to be launched on Sunday 1 January 2012.  The move is part of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s drive to ensure staff can raise “genuine concerns” about standards “without fear of reprisal”. But a whistleblowers’ group said the announcement was an “admission of failure” that existing internal processes were not working. The helpline – 08000 724 725 – will be provided by the Royal Mencap Society.

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