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Sussex Partnership commits to Speak Out Safely campaign

A second mental health trust has signed up to support our campaign to protect staff that raise legitimate concerns about patient safety.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust announced today on its website that it was backing our Speak Out Safely campaign.

Trust chief executive Lisa Rodrigues, a former nurse, said: “We are absolutely committed to the Nursing Times’ Speak Out Safely campaign, which reminds us all of the need to support our clinicians in speaking out when they see patient care compromised in any way.

“We have so many examples of wonderful caring practice but there are occasions when patients have a poor experience. We strive to provide an open, honest and supportive culture,” she added.

Leicestershire Partnership Trust became the first mental health provider to announce its support for the campaign in August.  

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 out Speak Out Safely web page to see what is going on, who supports the campaign, get involved or to simply find out more

Five more acute hospital trusts have pledged to the support the campaign this week as have three clinical commissioning groups.

Are you able to Speak Out Safely? Sign our petition to put pressure on your trust to support an open and transparent NHS.

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