Birmingham community trust makes Speak Out Safely pledge
Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust has committed to supporting staff raise concerns about the safety and quality of patient care by backing our Speak Out Safely campaign.
Beverly Ingram, trust director of nursing and therapies, said: “We are signing up to the Speak Out Safely campaign, as we fully support the principles which have been set out.
“We know that our staff are often the best people to identify any factors which may jeopardise the safety and care of patients and to recognise when care falls below the standard our patients deserve,” she said.
“We want all of our staff to know it is safe for them to speak up when they feel something is wrong.”
The SOS campaign launched earlier this year by Nursing Times.
We want the government to introduce a statutory duty of candour compelling health professionals and managers to be open about care failings, trusts to add specific protection for staff raising concerns to whistleblowing policies and ministers to review the Public Interest Disclosure Act.
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