Speak Out Safely campaign backed by Liverpool community provider
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has signed up to support our Speak Out Safely campaign.
The organisation is now one of 16 community trusts that have pledged to support the aims of Speak Out Safely by displaying the logo and pledge on their websites.
In a statement, trust chief executive Bernie Cuthel said: “The Speak out Safely campaign is so important to get the message out to staff that if they see or hear anything that may pose a risk to patients or colleagues, they can speak out and be fully supported.
“At LCH we have embarked on a staff engagement initiative, which is encouraging staff to talk about what is going well in their teams but also, where are the gaps in terms of organisational or team support,” she said.
“This process is part of our approach to encourage staff to speak out and to be listened to and a commitment from the organisation to take action and respond to concerns. The Speak out safely Campaign endorses and strengthens this message to staff,” she added.
The trust said it wanted all staff to “speak up when you feel something is wrong”, regardless of whether they were a permanent, agency or temporary staff member, or a volunteer.
Nursing Times launched the campaign in March to make it safer for staff to raise legitimate concerns about patient safety.
As of this week, nearly 60 NHS organisations had pledged to support the campaign.
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