Celebrating a SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN on behalf of victims of NHS workplace bullying
This page dedicated to my Mackenzie Friend
January 2021 "..do a little with certainty and leave the rest to others that come after, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of anything." Isaac Newton "..everybody has been wrong so often, and it has taken.. such a weary while to find out how wrong, that the authority is proved to be fallible." Charles Dickens
Marianne Richards MSc., had a response from the Senior President of Tribunals, following her extensive Report of lacunas in HR & legal systems, which prevent victims speaking out about manager bullying in the NHS. This is her 4th successful intervention for victims of workplace bullying.
2020 Snr President of Tribunals promises better support for litigants-in-person. More news as we receive it.
2019 thanks received from NHS Improvement for revealing deficiencies in NHS investigatory bodies
2018 confidential staff anti bullying helpline set up at AWP
2017 BANES Health Commissioners - check-backs, preventing tampering in Dignity at Work investigations
These successes are the result of Marianne's harrowing 16 YEAR fight for justice against Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Trust. IW4U campaign is standing down due to Marianne's ill health but this site forms a resource for victims, HR's & bona fide social researchers. Two books cover the material:
Why this Victory is Important Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) ignored FOUR whistleblowers:
a bully manager using sycophants as shields
senior 'investigators' suppressing evidence and spreading malicious hearsay about victims
HR manager refusing to investigate bullying by a subordinate
'HR Expert' tampering with evidence, illegally accessing medical records, passing & misrepresenting confidential documents
Board member faking an investigation which was misrepresented to NHS investigatory bodies & the Board
Four successive CE's failed to investigate
The Trust used public funding for legal teams, preventing evidence reaching Tribunal
The 2020 victory verifies unfairness in current systems. Rogue NHS Trusts easily evade responsibility by adopting a blaming culture, instead of addressing faulty systems. They fail to give victims closure, by apologising and offering FAIR compensation. Rogue managers are not investigated, exposing experienced clinicians to mentally unsafe environments. Whistleblowers like myself lose their careers, credibility & mental stability for daring to speak out. This is why bullying in the NHS is on the increase. Such behaviours are indefensible. All it takes is for ONE Trust to admit errors of judgement - can this be AWP?
Marianne Richards MSc. author website Marianne Richards Amazon.co.uk Marianne was a Counsellor with over two decades experience in private practice & the NHS. Her qualifications include: