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  • First name
    Mitzi
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    Blennerhassett
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    Patient experience led to 30 years as user representative, healthcare activist, writer, author, speaker and in medical education. I co-authored an article in Health Care Risk Report with Katharine Tylko and have written in BMJ, HSJ and other medical journals. I have held patient rep roles with several Medical Royal Colleges and many other organisations. I am as concerned for staff as I am for patients, especially those who try to whistleblow.
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    Health activist, writer, author.

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    I'm greatly heartened by these comments. Also sad that clinicians with integrity can be badly affected by the profession closing ranks. I can only wonder at the dreadful effect on individuals who really care but dare not speak out - they are surely harmed, as are the victims. I think you would find that patient advocates, and especially 'radical' patient advocates, did not want to find themselves on such a journey. Having raised their heads above the parapet they then feel driven to continue trying to bring about change - because barriers to openness and justice are embedded in the system. I'm not just referring to unnecessarry deaths. Thank you Steve Turner.
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