Time to protect whistle-blowers?

Louise Bours, UKIP
Louise Bours, UKIP
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The government is unnecessarily risking public health by failing to protect whistle-blowers properly, according to UKIP’s new health spokesman.

A report released by the Public Accounts Committee says often those who highlight failures in the public sector, including the NHS, are treated ‘appallingly’ by colleagues, and policies bear no relation to what is actually happening in the workplace.

Health spokesman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours said: “Whistle-blowing in the NHS can be a matter of life or death. Whistle-blowers should be treated like the heroes they are, not the traitor their incompetent bosses try to paint them as.”