Improving Health and Wellbeing

Freedom to Speak Up

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Freedom to Speak UP

As part of our commitment to quality and safety, the Trust has signed up to the national “Draw the line” campaign to be led by the Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Hilary Gledhill.

The new national Freedom to Speak Up: Raising Concerns (Whisleblowing) policy is being implemented within the Trust. This ‘standard integrated policy’ was one of a number of recommendations of the review by Sir Robert Francis into whistleblowing in the NHS, aimed at improving the experience of whistleblowing in the NHS. It is expected that this policy (produced by NHS Improvement and NHS England) will be adopted by all NHS organisations in England as a minimum standard to help to normalise the raising of concerns for the benefit of all patients.

The Trust is ensuring the implementation and embedding of this key campaign and policy by undertaking a series of staff road shows across all our services.

If you would like more information regarding this campaign, please contact Hilary Gledhill, Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience on 01482 301757 or email