Conservatives have urged to take measures to protect whistleblowers in the National Health Service.
The party claims for those who speak about pitiable conditions in hospitals and clinics more needs to be done.
The Royal College of Nursing and the British Medical Association both support this idea of the Public Interest Disclosure Act – UK Government legislation.
A survey conducted by a UK-wide RCN earlier this year showed that out of 5,428 nurses about 80 per cent said if they report concerns to their employees they would be concerned about victimisation, negative impact on their career or personal reprisals.
Out of 565 doctors who work in the NHS in England about 15 per cent recently told the BMA that they were warned that their employment could be under threat if they reported matters.
Scottish Conservative health spokeswoman, Mary Scanlon, said, “Our doctors, our nurses, our health workers must not be afraid to speak up about anything which compromises patient safety or patient care. We will put an end to that fear and in doing so we will raise standards for patients.”
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