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Whistleblowing: a legal commentary

29 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article examines the legal position of a nurse who believes that a colleague is performing below the level of competence required, witnesses inappropriate...

The cost of corruption

13 April 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Healthcare system fraud costs £50 billion a year in Europe. The perpetrators tend not to be nurses.

Systems and processes that ensure high quality care

27 October 2012

Nursing Management


This is the second in a series of articles examining the components of good corporate governance. It considers how the structures and processes for quality...

Travesty of trust

28 October 2008

Nursing Standard


June Andrews argues that the reason some nurses abuse patients is because other nurses let them get away with it.

Blowing the whistle

27 February 2008

Nursing Standard


Measuring the impact of the whistleblowers’ act is difficult and there is evidence nurses still fear reprisal. However, the campaign group that lobbied for the...

‘I wanted the world to know’

19 July 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

A brutal regime at a care home exposed by the BBC’s Panorama programme prompted a storm of protest. Terry Bryan explains how and why he blew the whistle.

Raising concerns and reporting poor care in practice

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article considers the issue of poor care and how nurses should respond when they encounter it. Several reports and inquiries into failings in care have called...