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, Dr Tom Phillips, Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality.

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 was expected that this policy (produced by NHS Improvement and NHS England) would 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 has approved Freedom to Speak Up Policy and procedure which is available on this webpage.

If you would like more information regarding this campaign, please contact Dr Tom Phillips, Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality on 01482 389155 or email