Re-Opening the Petition to Request for a Public Enquiry

It has been pointed out to me that my post the other day wasn't sufficiently clear, so I am updating it now.

The updated Petition needs 10,000 signatures and still needs approx 7,000.

It is by Rita Pal the junior doctor who blew the whistle on Mid Staffs and was dismissed. Her case was kept in the highlight by one of our members. Rita has made some changes to the original text of the Petition and would like to re-launch the Petition.

change.org/p/health-select-...

Thanks in advance

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  • signed!

  • Thanks and for more info:

    theguardian.com/commentisfr...

  • Signed.

  • Thanks and this is more info:

    theguardian.com/commentisfr...

  • I have to admit that I would prefer to support this via the direct route on the Government site rather than Change Org. That leads you to getting all sorts of petitions to your email address.Yes you can unsubscribe but I do not want stuff I have not requested in the first place.

    That said true whistle blowers ,rather than the disgruntled and aggrieved ,are up against a powerful hierarchy . Staying in work or finding another job becomes very difficult.Who wants to employ someone who might expose the hidden? There is law to protect them but it is ineffective and taking a Tribunal case now requires fees ,unless you are exempt , which have led to e.g.sex discrimination cases being down over 80% .

    This is itself a great wrong inhibiting access to the law for all but the wealthy and the very poor - pandering to small companies and many bad employers .

  • I find it sad that so few people sign these petitions. I'm even beginning to question the figures published for the petitions, and wondering if the organizations promoting them are really 'on our side'!

    While I try and sign as many petitions as I can, I do find the constant request for donations has me looking for the unsubscribe button some days.

  • The link above is by Rita Pal alone and I assume it's the only way for her to promote that doctors/nurses/medical staff lose their jobs if they see things that they/we, the public, believe are wrong and the ones that toe the line keep theirs. Previously I don't think Change.org was used and maybe it might get the numbers she requires for the Petition to go forward.

    I unsubscribe and don't donate.

  • I agree with you, hypopotomus. I, too, sign many, many pétitions, and I just Don't understand people who say they Don't sign them on principal, or some other rather bogus reason. I notice than when I post a petition on Facebook that only the same 4 or 5 people ever sign them, whereas I have over 60 friends on my list.

    Yes, the requests for money are irritating when you haven't got any to give - I give what I can - but people must realise what a powerful weapon the petition is. It wins a lot of victories. And what other means of fighting do we have?

    I can't do very much to help save the world, given the state of my health (and my age!) but putting my name to an on-line petition, which takes about two seconds, is something I can do. And I will until my final breath.

    Oh, and I signed this one some time ago, when it first came out. :)

  • Maybe the previous ran out or didn't have sufficient numbers to go forward as it's now been archived.

  • No, I signed this one a couple of weeks ago. I know it's this one because Change.org won't let me sign again. :)

  • Same here.

  • That's good.

  • It is the same petition with wording changed as firstly it achieved it's first purpose which was to be read by the Health Select Committee, now it needs a second round of action. MaryF and thanks for re posting.

  • Thanks, Shaws - signed and posted on Facebook.

  • Signed

  • Signed

  • Hi Shaws

    I,ve tryed to sign but don't know if it's worked or not. There seems to be a problem with iPad and change.org. I don't have this problem with other petition sites and I have emailed them in the past, but just received an automated response . Just have to hope my name as been added.

    Thanks for posting.

    L.

  • At least you have tried. I don't have I-pads but sometimes people have trouble.

  • Hi Shaws

    I,ve tryed to sign but don't know if it's worked or not. There seems to be a problem with iPad and change.org. I don't have this problem with other petition sites and I have emailed them in the past, but just received an automated response . Just have to hope my name as been added.

    Thanks for posting.

    L.

  • A shocking article about how whistle blowers in the NHS are treated. It's long but well worth reading. It was originally published in Private Eye.

    bmartin.cc/dissent/document...

    There are more articles about whistle blowing in the NHS at this site :

    medicalharm.org/

  • Thanks for those links, well worth the read and it is really horrifying isn't it.

    How is it that the innocent get 'convicted' and lose their livelihoods but the ones who are really responsible get off scot-free usually and apparently with monetary settlements.

  • I'm still reading on and cannot believe what I'm reading.

  • Have signed

  • Signed.

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