Vengeful Bailey reports heroic nurse to NMC

The SKWAWKBOX

On BBC Radio 5 Live this morning, presenter Victoria Darbyshire interviewed two Stafford A&E nurses, Heather Gough and Mark Saville. The nurses gave an impassioned account of their experiences at the hospital and of its misrepresentation in the media following the leak of the now thoroughly-discredited mortality figures that bore no relation to reality.

The interview was moving and powerful. For the next week or so, you can listen to it here if you wish.

One of the most moving sections was as Ms Gough spoke of the experience of a number of nurses, who were abused, insulted and spat upon in the street because of their persistent demonisation by the media and by the self-proclaimed “patients’ group” Cure the NHS (Cure).

I’ve demonstrated a number of times on this blog how Cure is anything but the well-intentioned group it is made out to be in the media, and…

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