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Who'd Be an NHS Whistleblower?

Undercover Nurse Margaret Haywood put a twenty year career on the line to help Panorama expose serious failings in the care of the elderly at one NHS Hospital.

Nursing basics were being ignored such as pain control, toileting and even ensuring some terminally ill elderly patients were getting enough to eat and drink. She dared to go public four years ago and has been fighting attempts to have her struck off the nursing register ever since.

As her case finally comes to a head - and ten years after the government promised to protect whistle-blowers - Panorama asks why more aren't willing to speak out when vulnerable patients are put at risk. Presented by Jeremy Vine.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 May 2009 20:30


Role Contributor
PresenterJeremy Vine