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Complainant Name:
Ms Adreana Adamson, the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: News of the World

Ms Adreana Adamson, the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, complained on behalf of the family of Raymond Bonner who had recently died in hospital that an article reporting his death was insensitive and made pejorative reference to mental illness.

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made clear that it regretted the insensitive nature of the articles headline, apologised to Mr Bonners mother and issued a clear reminder to all staff regarding the guidance note issued by the PCC on reporting of mental health issues.

Report: 70

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