Shaun is the health correspondent at The Independent. He previously worked for the Health Service Journal for more than seven years where he developed a national focus on patient safety and quality of care and specialised in investigative journalism. Shaun has been a journalist for 18 years, and helped expose the Mid Staffordshire care scandal while working as a local newspaper reporter. He attended most days of the subsequent public inquiry and gave evidence as a witness. Since then he has become an advocate for patients and has been at the forefront of reporting developments in safety policy in the UK.