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Hospital and community trusts lead on staff protection pledge


Nearly 80 NHS organisations have signed up to back our Speak Out Safely campaign over the past 12 months.


Overall, 78 trusts have declared to support their staff when raising concerns about patient safety. They are listed on this page below.

The majority, 43, are hospital trusts – representing a quarter of their total. Virtually every NHS trust providing community services, 18, has signed up to the campaign. However, there is still a long way to go with mental health trusts, clinical commissioning groups, nursing schools and private providers with NHS contracts.  

Trusts that have officially signed up to the aims of the campaign carry the Speak Out Safely logo and pledge on their website. Under the pledge they agree to encourage and support staff to raise genuine patient safety concerns and to fully investigate those concerns and take action, where necessary.

Heart of England Foundation Trust became the first NHS organisation to publically declare its support in April last year. It was closely followed by University Hospitals of Leicester Trust and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Heartlands Hospital

Heart of England Foundation Trust

We will once again be writing to those that are yet to announce their support for the campaign in the coming days.

As they sign up, the names of trusts and nursing schools are added to our Speak Out Safely web page.

As of 5 March, the following NHS organisations – listed according to the main type of services they provide – had pledged to support the campaign:


Hospital trusts






Readers' comments (3)

  • michael stone

    My lot seem to be missing - I've just e-mailed to ask why !

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  • My hospital isn't on there but I think it is because they do not have these issues. It is something I was fortunate never to encounter in my long career.

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  • michael stone

    Anonymous | 8-Mar-2014 4:55 pm

    Is your CCG on the list ? Neither my local hospital trust, nor my local CCG seems to have signed up, unless I've missed them.

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