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Dr David Drew: iatroskalos

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The Butcher Surgeon: a missed opportunity. 

12 Jan 18

On 14 December ITV Central broadcast a 30-minute Tonight documentary: The Butcher Surgeon: A scandal uncovered.

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NHS Regulators allow Trusts to bury their fatal mistakes: An open letter to Jim Mackey at NHS Improvement. 

2 Feb 17

Dear Mr Mackey My complaint to NHS Improvement on its failure under the external whistleblowing policy to take seriously my disclosures of the cover up of avoidable child deaths and serious injury at an NHS Trust (8 June 2015).

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Why I have resigned my BMA membership. 

13 Nov 14

Now that I will never work as a doctor again the only benefit I get from my rather expensive BMA subscription is a free weekly copy of the British Medical Journal.

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When Trust boards fail patients suffer and whistleblowers pay a heavy price. 

10 Jan 14

      I first heard “Nodding NEDs” used at the Midstaffs Public Inquiry mainly in the conversation of relatives attending the hearings.

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The Royal College of Paediatrics: A question mark over its leadership, culture and probity? 

13 Dec 13

   From April First next year the NHS has a new Chief Executive, Mr.

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A Chief Executive Plays Politics with Child Protection. 

6 Dec 13

Kyle Keen was a Walsall toddler unlawfully killed by his mother’s boyfriend following catastrophic failures in basic safeguarding at Walsall ManorHospital in 2006.

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Sir David Nicholson: Patron Saint of NHS Whistleblowers? 

17 Nov 13

I had heard a lot about Sir David Nicholson and seen him giving evidence to the Mid Staffs Public Inquiry.

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The NHS: Sub-cultures of secrecy and intimidation? 

8 Nov 13

 Colchester NHS Foundation Trust has been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons.

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NHS Professionals Can and Will be Ruined for Whistleblowing. 

25 Oct 13

David Prior, chairman of CQC, told the Health Select Committee this week that a ‘chilling’ culture in NHS hospitals discouraged potential whistleblowers from speaking out.

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