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Nursing schools pledge support for Speak Out Safely


Three schools of nursing have become the first education providers to back our Speak Out Safely campaign.

Education for Health

The campaign launched in March 2013 by Nursing Times aims to make it easier for staff to raise legitimate concerns about patient safety.

One of our key aims is for all trusts and nursing organisations to pledge their support for the campaign. Over 60 NHS organisations had so far pledged to support the campaign and add specific protection for staff raising concerns to whistleblowing policies.

In December, we invited organisations involved in nurse education to support us as well. The first to do so are faculty of health and life sciences at Oxford Brookes University, the nursing and healthcare school at the University of Glasgow and the school of nursing midwifery and social work at the University of Salford.

Meanwhile, the Dudley Group Foundation Trust and University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust have become the latest acute providers to officially back the campaign.


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Readers' comments (3)

  • Does that cover students and lecturers? If lecturers can't speak out about their HE it;s worthless

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  • Fran Entwistle

    Thanks Anonymous.

    Yes, the pledge that Schools of Nursing agree to and display publicly on their website includes all staff and students.

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  • Louise Goodyear

    To have nursing schools along side their trusts signing up to the SOS campaign will be a fantastic achievement. It will give students the confidence to speak out which can only be beneficial for everyone, most of all out patients.

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