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The case of the disappearing whistleblower: an analysis of National Health Service inquiries

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Martin Powell, John Blenkinsopp, Huw Davies, Russell Mannion, Ross Millar, Jean McHale, Nicholas Snowden

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Abstract

It has been recognized that whistleblowing is important to detect failings in many sectors within many nations. Many serious failings in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are brought to light by the action of whistleblowers. However, analysis of the reports of public inquiries reveal how little the inquiries examined the role of the whistleblower and how rarely they made any recommendations concerning NHS whistleblowing. The authors examine the case of the disappearing whistleblower, and suggest reasons for the limited focus on them.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalPublic Money and Management
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date22 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Mar 2021

    Research areas

  • Health services, Implementation, Inquiries, National Health Service, Post-inquiry learning, UK, Whistleblowing

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