In the two years I worked for Northumbria Healthcare trust, I found it hard to find anyone who had anything but respect for chief executive Sue Page, whether they agreed with her or not.

Certainly, the allegations of a managerial style engendering 'a climate of fear' are completely without foundation. Unison's claim that people are 'having their heads blown off for sticking their heads above the parapet' is groundless.

The NHS has enough bad stories and skeletons in cupboards without having to invent them.

Surely any investigative journalist worth their salt could produce something more substantially in the public interest than having a cheap go at people who get CBEs for trying their best to change the sometimes seemingly unchangeable.

Ross Forbes Ryton Tyne and Wear