Five more NHS organisations in the Midlands have backed our Speak Out Safely campaign to protect staff that raise legitimate concerns about safety.
They are Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, Shropshire Community Health Trust, Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group and Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group.
Susan Bowler, Sherwood Forest’s director of nursing and quality, said: “Quality patient care is our number one priority and our staff are best placed to identify those areas where care falls below the standards we expect.
“We want staff to feel comfortable to raise concerns about patient safety and quality of care. This is why we are backing the Speak out Safely campaign to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of openness.”
The Speak Out Safely campaign was launched by Nursing Times in March. As of last week, 57 NHS organisations had pledged to support the campaign.
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