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A WHISTLEBLOWER whis·tle·blow·er or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower  
n.
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is . .
 nurse who was struck off after raising concerns about poor standards of care Standards of care are medical or psychological treatment guidelines, and can be general or specific. They specify appropriate treatment protocols based on scientific evidence, and collaboration between medical and/or psychological professionals involved in the treatment of a given  has been rewarded for going the "extra mile".

Margaret Haywood, of Everton, secretly filmed the neglect of elderly patients for a television documentary and was struck off the nursing register for misconduct in April.

She admitted breaching patient confidentiality patient confidentiality Medical practice A Pt's right to privacy and freedom from public dissemination of information that the Pt regards as being of a personal nature. See HIPAA, Medical privacy. , but said she agreed to film at the Royal Sussex Royal Sussex may refer to:
  • Royal Sussex County Hospital
  • The Royal Sussex Regiment, a British army unit founded in 1881
  • 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, a component of the Royal Sussex Regiment
 Hospital in Brighton to highlight terrible conditions there.

Her film was used in a BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 Panorama programme and her striking off was later replaced with a one-year caution.

Last night, Ms Haywood received the Patients' Choice Award at the Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year Awards.

She was one of five nurses shortlisted for the award by members of the public and overwhelmingly received the most public votes.

The judges said in their opinion, all the shortlisted candidates "demonstrate outstanding nursing qualities."

They said it was recognised Ms Haywood had clearly made a huge sacrifice on behalf of her patients, and at least some were grateful.
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Date:Nov 10, 2009
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