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Are you a trust or organisation interested in signing up?


Signing up to Speak out Safely tells your employees that you will support them if they raise concerns over patient safety.

What does signing up involve?

If you do wish to sign up to the campaign we ask you to take a few simple steps:

  • In order to ensure your staff – and the general public – are aware of your commitment we request that you display the SOS logo and pledge prominently on your website. You can either display the full SOS pledge or the abridged version if you prefer; this includes a link to the full pledge.
  • Ensure that your whistleblowing policy makes explicit that staff will be supported if they raise concerns; that all staff know where they can find the policy; and that it is publicly available rather than just on your trust intranet.

Please email for full details, the SOS logo and the full and abridged pledge.




Readers' comments (4)

  • Representing Health Education East Midlands and would like to further build links to support some ongoing projects relevant to nurses and nursing students

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  • Nursing Times

    Hi Mel,

    That's great to hear. You can email us on and we'll send you further details on how you can get involved.

    NT Team

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  • Interestingly I have raised protected disclosures twice now and have suffered malicious and vexatious allegations of B and H. on behalf of my employer. They have kept me away from work for over 3 years hoping I would resign. I have suffered threats of violence on behalf of work colleagues. My trust should be ashamed I have the support of Patients First which is invaluable because the RCN have colluded in this treatment of me with my employer The concerns I raised including a patient death through negligence and unsafe policy have been covered up and those culpable have never faced accountability for their actions.

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  • It is time that managers and chief executives of PCTs, CCGs and Local Authorities were "given extra training." We all know that they are STILL much better at producing and protecting wrongdoers who supply institutionalised neglect and abuse cheaply than doing the job they are paid to do, that is ensuring sufficient care for the service user, especially those suffering from enduring mental health issues who are especially vulnerable.
    It is a can of worms and to anyone who has been honest enough to raise issues where improvements are badly needed and consequently been on the receiving end of their abuse I would like to say this - You may be getting malicious treatment but do not ever believe you are deserving of it. Those of us with 4 or more working brain cells and 3 mls of compassion are fully aware who real culprits are and it's not you.
    It really is time to lose those who perpetuate the problems. Keeping themselves in jobs they fail to do is a total waste of public money. When residential Local Authority care and NHS care gets combined eventually, these corrupt bosses are NOT the appropriate ones to run the new service. It is time they spent more time with their families.

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