Help me to expose cover up of sexual harassment within the NHS

by Michelle Russell

Help me to expose cover up of sexual harassment within the NHS

by Michelle Russell
Michelle Russell
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I am a nurse with more than 30 years experience In the NHS and I have been victimised for raising concerns about sexual harassment.
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Michelle Russell
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I am a nurse with more than 30 years experience In the NHS and I have been victimised for raising concerns about sexual harassment.
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Help me to expose cover up of sexual harassment within the NHS and change its culture.

My story

I have stood outside Parliament, lobbied MPs and government, spoken on TV and in the media. I have had enormous support but, in the end, there has been no real change.  My employer still wants to cover up aspects of what happened to me and the man who harassed me can still practice as a nurse.    

An independent report has confirmed that I am a victim of sexual harassment in the NHS. I am aware that colleagues and members of the public were also harassed by the man who harassed me. The easy way out for me would be to accept what happened and to move on with my life. If I do that, the perpetrator will carry on practicing nursing and the NHS will bury the issue. 

My experience has convinced me that there needs to be a cultural change in the NHS and that perpetrators of sexual harassment must be prevented from working in the NHS again. That is the only way nurses and NHS patients will be safe in the future. 

What's at stake?

I have come to the conclusion that no real change will happen and nothing permanent will be achieved unless I follow my case through to an Employment Tribunal hearing and hold those responsible publicly accountable.

I am determined to expose what I have seen is going on in the NHS and put it right.  I have already been fighting for five years for this.  Please help me carry on my claim to bring the issues out into the open and force through change to protect women in the NHS from sexual harassment in the future.  

How can you help?

Litigation is very expensive and I am likely to lose my job. I will not be able to expose the wrongdoings and achieve a cultural change without your support. So, I am setting up a fighting fund to lead a change within the NHS and to ensure the public is safe again. 

Please help me do this by making a donation (any amount helps!) and sharing this page on social media and via WhatsApp or email.

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