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Freedom to speak up

We want you to speak up if you see something wrong. We want you to feel comfortable raising concerns, and know that your concerns will be taken seriously.

It's all about making a supportive, open, and honest environment for you.

In his review, Sir Robert Francis outlines ways in which NHS organisations can create an open and honest reporting culture. One of the recommendations was the introduction of freedom to speak up guardians.

Our guardians…

  • provide confidential advice and support to staff regarding concerns they may have
  • assist staff to raise concerns in their organisation
  • make sure staff receive feedback about concerns they have raised.

To help, we have two freedom to speak up guardians. Fiona and Joyce, both senior nurses, provide advice and support to staff who are considering raising a concern.

And remember, all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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