The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas is the Independent’s Health Correspondent. A health journalist for eight years, she has a particular focus on patient safety. In 2022 Rebecca won the Health and Science Journalism award at the British Media Awards for her “proper revelatory journalism” in her coverage of the worsening A&E crisis in the NHS. She was also shortlisted for a Paul Foot Award in 2024 for a series of investigations and campaigns focused on safety scandals within the UK’s mental health services.

Summer Conference Event
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Uncovering ‘Systemic Abuse’: Managing Vulnerable Patients and Rooting Out Care Scandals

As journalists we have the ability to share the stories of those who are often left without a voice. What are the challenges reporters face when trying to expose poor care within mental health services?
Health Correspondent at The Independent