By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 25 August 2019
Summary: The NHS National Guardian’s Office could produce no robust evidence for a major recent claim that: “Patient’s lives have been saved and untold harm has been prevented because Freedom to Speak Up Guardians have supported workers”
The Freedom To Speak Up project is based on government duplicity, spin and half truths.
It had no evidence base.
Robert Francis, the government’s frontman, later spun this as heroic pioneering, but even this was not true:
In fact the model is a hand-me-down from the corridors of Whitehall.
It is clear the National Guardian is keen to generate Good News stories, as her newsletters are full of smiling photos.
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