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

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:
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.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made clear that it regretted the insensitive nature of the article’s headline, apologised to Mr Bonner’s 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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