Category Archives: Doctor Stories

Stephen Bolsin’s Story: Too many babies were damaged and dying

Stephen Bolsin is a British anaesthetist, patient safety expert and medical ethicist whose actions as a whistleblower exposed and finally ended incompetent paediatric cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1995. His actions lead to the implementation of clinical governance … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Dr David Drew refuses to take the hush money

Whistleblowing paediatrician Dr David Drew had an unblemished career for 37 years, the last 18 in Walsall, until he was sacked in December 2010 for “gross misconduct and insubordination.”  Dr Drew had been medical lead for the paediatric department at … Continue reading

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Kim Holt Speaks Out On Baby P… To Other Doctors

This is a short piece written by Dr Kim Holt on the paediatric service failing and running into the ground before Baby P’s death.  She talks about the experience and gives advice to other doctors who may have concerns in … Continue reading

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Dr Peter Gooderham, the Whistleblowers’ Friend

Dr Peter Gooderham, a doctor turned academic lawyer, devoted much of his working life to the study and support of NHS Whistleblowers. Peter died suddenly and unexpectedly on February 9, 2011 a few days after his 46th birthday.  Below is a … Continue reading

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Professor Mike Chester and Unnecessary Stents

I was appointed SR 1995 and trained in interventional cardiology in one of the big specialist heart centres. I discovered the problem of patients undergoing inappropriate heart procedures (mainly angioplasty and stent) almost immediately after I set up a clinic … Continue reading

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Dr Peter Brambleby and the N&N PFI Flagship

Dr Peter Brambleby is a public health doctor.  When he started looking into the lack of delivery of negative pressure beds (used for pandemic flu and respiratory illnesses) at the NHS flagship PFI hospital, he was threatened with “ending up … Continue reading

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