Culture of 'fear and intimidation' over NHS patient care

The Royal College of Nursing says a quarter of nurses have been discouraged about blowing the whistle on concerns over patient care, in spite of the Stafford Hospital scandal. A survey found 24% of nurses said they had been warned off raising concerns.

The RCN claims patient safety is being put at risk
The RCN claims patient safety is being put at risk Credit: Press Association

The nursing union says the figures reveal a "culture of fear and intimidation" at work.

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'Fear and intimidation' in NHS

The Royal College of Nursing says nearly a quarter of nurses have been warned off raising concerns about patient care in the NHS - in spite of the Stafford Hospital scandal.