The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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? How do we deal with vulnerable victims of abuse and protect hospital whistleblowers? What are the wider systemic problems driving poor care? This session will focus on the ins and outs of investigating allegations of abuse, spanning two decades within a group of privately run children’s mental health hospitals.

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.
  • 3 July 2024 16.30–17.30
Location: LG 01
Paul Foot Award