"The inestimable, magnificent, Will Powell speaking on Radio Ombudsman about the long struggle to discover the truth about his son's death and the subsequent failure of accountability mechanisms" - Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman UK, Vice-President IOI Europe, Visiting Professor UCL. MCFC.
Everyone who works in health and social care should listen to this podcast in full.
I remain shocked, when I teach on this, how few know Robbie's story. There has been so much lost learning, a failure of accountability, and a failure to deliver an effective statutory duty of candour.
For me, this appalling story of failure and cover up highlights clearly why we have to recognise the value of whistleblowers in #healthcare. When staff don't/can't speak out, or are ignored and bullied, it falls to patients or relatives to do this, at huge cost.