New Whistleblowing Law Proposed

Workers in the Swedish National Health Service and care professions should be able to report malpractice anonymously. That’s a suggestion by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Göran Hägglund.

Currently all Swedish carers are responsible by law to report any incidents where patient’s health could be put at risk by malpractice, but recent media reports suggest that some are turning a blind eye, in fear of being accused of being disloyal and punished by employers.

Göran Hägglund says he hopes making the process anonymous would mean that more would be willing to step forward for the sake of patients’ well-being.

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