Bridgewater becomes latest community trust to make SOS pledge
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust has pledged that its staff can safely raise concerns by becoming the latest health service provider to support our campaign.
The North West community trust signed up the Speak Out Safely campaign today, agreeing the carry a pledge and logo on its website. It employs around 3,400 staff.
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.
This week is NTSOS week. Visit our Speak Out Safely web page to see what is going on, who supports the campaign, get involved or to simply find out more.
Eight more acute hospital trusts have pledged to the support the campaign this week as have three clinical commissioning groups.
The five other community providers that already back Speak Out Safely are Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust.
Overall, 29 NHS organisations have so far officially backed the campaign by publishing our logo and pledge on their website.
Are you able to Speak Out Safely? Sign our petition to put pressure on your trust to support an open and transparent NHS.