Speak Out Safely pledge from east London hospital trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first health service organisation in the capital to support our Speak Out Safely campaign.
The trust provides general hospital and community services to Hackney and the City of London. It was one of the first 10 trusts to be granted foundation status.
In a statement on its website, the trust said: “This trust supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we encourage any staff member who has a genuine patient safety concern to raise this within the organisation at the earliest opportunity.”
The Speak Out Safely campaign launched earlier this year by Nursing Times aims to make it easier for staff to raise legitimate concerns about patient safety.
One of our key aims is for all trusts to pledge their support for the campaign and add specific protection for staff raising concerns to whistleblowing policies.
Five more acute hospital trusts around the country have pledged to the support the campaign this week, bringing the total to 12.
Overall, 26 NHS organisations have so far officially backed the campaign by publishing our logo and pledge on their website.
This week is NTSOS week. Visit out Speak Out Safely web page to see what is going on, who supports the campaign, get involved or to simply find out more.
Are you able to Speak Out Safely? Sign our petition to put pressure on your trust to support an open and transparent NHS.