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Complainant Name:
Mrs Andreana Adamson

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: Daily Record

Complaint:

Mrs Andreana Adamson, the Chief Executive of The State Hospitals Board for Scotland, complained that the newspaper had referred to the mental illness of a patient in an insensitive and pejorative way, especially in the use of the terms “psycho” and “crazed”.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when then newspaper affirmed that it was sensitive to issues surrounding mental health. It annotated its records to reflect the complainant’s concerns and reissued the PCC Guidance Note on the subject to journalists.

Report: 73



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