The British Medical Journal used the Freedom of Information Act to investigate whistleblowing in hospitals.

Journalism.co.uk report:

Whistleblowing is in the news today after a health service manager alleged that he was gagged by the NHS from speaking out over patient safety.

Three years ago the British Medical Journal investigated hospital whistleblowing policies.

The investigation involved asking hospitals for a copies of whistleblowing policies and using the Freedom of Information act, then entering the information into a spreadsheet and analysing the data.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.