I wholeheartedly feel that the culture in our institutions and at times in the NHS could be improved for the sake of patients and staff. I have met many fantastical people who have helped me, but also have experienced the opposite.
The formal complaints system gobbles funds, and actually often leaves the public stranded and in a worse place, and then trotting off to the lawyers. As for medical staff who blow the whistle or who work outside their remit, usually as they are right, they are normally victimized out of their posts, leaving yet another expensive gap and a trail of gagging orders dished out in their wake by their local employer.
15.7 billion and rising in money spent leaking out and away to litigation. Please sign and circulate this petition... the paper was written after Staffordshire, and a very arrogant DOH, has sidelined the paper attached, people power would see it read. The original doctor who blew the whistle was institutionally victimized out of her post!
After signing the petition, please pass it on via other groups, by email, social network or wherever you can raise helpers to promote it.
I feel strongly about this, as the money saved would provide more money for staff and services and would fuel less complaint! Help change the culture and make it better for both sides of the fence:
Happy New Year. MaryF x