Speak Out Safely
The aim of our Speak Out Safely (SOS) campaign is to help bring about an NHS that is not only honest and transparent but also actively encourages staff to raise the alarm and protects them when they do so.
- The government to introduce a statutory duty of candour compelling health professionals and managers to be open about care failings
- Trusts to add specific protection for staff raising concerns to their whistleblowing policies
- The government to undertake a wholesale review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act, to ensure whistleblowers are fully protected.
which trusts support Speak Out Safely?
“The Patient Safety Congress is proud to be supporting the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign
Are you on our side? Do you want to show your staff that you support their genuine patient safety concerns?
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society.
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It is wrong that employers who do not do enough to protect staff from retaliation can hide behind their inaction and escape liability, says Jennie Fecitt
Why Speak Out Safely?
Every day on our advice line we hear from nurses facing difficulties when trying to blow the whistle.