Private Eye

On July 5 2011 Private Eye published a special investigation by Dr Phil Hammond and Andrew Bousfield into the NHS, entitled “SHOOT THE MESSENGER – How NHS Whistleblowers Are Silenced and Sacked

It appeared in Issue 1292, on sale until July 22. Back orders are available by calling Private Eye Subs on 01795 414870.

On this page you can see some of the supporting evidence behind the special, and a couple of stories that we couldn’t fit in.

Private Eye Special Investigation - Shoot the Messenger

  • All Those Other Pay-Offs Severance Payments not including FT's

    Here’s the full data received from the Department of Health and the Public Accounts Committee on other pay-offs. We would very much like to know who and why. Get the File »      

  • All Those Pay-Offs In Full Annex A - FT payments

    To accompany the Private Eye special we are today publishing full details of all severance payments (usually with gagging clauses) by Foundation Trust – so that any NHS worker can inspect the data.  The data is courtesy of Sir David … Continue reading

  • Professor David Hands, Suicides, Bullying and a Mental Health Trust David Hands

    David Hands is a visiting Professor in Health Policy and Management in the University of Glamorgan who has repeatedly tried, since 2006, to get a proper independent investigation of allegations of institutionalised bullying at Northamptonshire Healthcare specialist mental health trust. … Continue reading

  • Bill Moyes’ Lunches Dr Bill Moyes

    Dr Bill Moyes was the Executive Chair of Monitor from 2003 to 2010.  In the Mid Staffs Public Inquiry the lead medical investigator at the trust, Dr Heather Wood, said Bill had a tendency to discount patients’ evidence as “anecdotal”. … Continue reading