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The Killing of Alison: Lessons in Honesty and Integrity in Public Service

This true and ongoing story shines a light on the personal, emotional and financially costly impact that public sector service cultures can have on the lives of their service-users and their own bottom-line. Tom’s lived and current experience will help us to explore the implications for our own practice and the organisations we might seek to influence, manage and lead.

11 Feb 2021
09:00 – 12:30



Tom Bell – Author of ‘Lions, Liars, Donkeys and Penguins – The Killing of Alison’ and founder of the HIPSS website ( will help explore honesty and integrity in public service.

The story of Alison Bell and her family’s uncovering of the truth about what happened to her in the care of an NHS Trust will be told by her brother Tom. He will describe the nature of the various investigations that were held into Alison’s death and the role of the prevailing cultures within the public sector organisations they have dealt with; the NHS, Police, CPS and Regulatory Bodies.