Lloyd backs plans to protect NHS whistleblowers

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Measures to protect whistleblowers in NHS Trusts were supported by Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd. The government will appoint a “guardian” to protect whistleblowers after a warning that staff faced “bullying” when they speak out. Mr Lloyd said, “I will be writing to our own trust to ask them to outline measures they will be putting in place to implement the recommendations. I have had numerous calls, emails and letters from staff over the last 18 months expressing fears that there is a bullying culture in some parts of the trust.”

Trust chief executive Mr Grayson said , “We strive to have an open and honest culture in the trust and we take any concern in relation to bullying and harassment very seriously.”