“The Patient Safety Congress is proud to be supporting the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign
“It is clear that creating environments where all NHS staff feel able to openly discuss concerns is going to have dramatic impacts on the safety of patients in the NHS’s care.
“Mistakes will happen in the health service, but we must acknowledge them and learn from them in order to make the organisations where we work safer places.
“We urge all our delegates to sign the petition to afford greater protection to staff who want to raise concerns.
“At our Patient Safety Congress this year from 21-22 May, we will be running a session on whistleblowing and raising concerns because we think this issue is crucial to the patient safety agenda.”
Georgie Mailer-Howat is Programme Director, Patient Safety Congress