Call for whistleblowing evidence

NHS staff who have blown the whistle on poor patient care are being urged to share their experiences.

Sir Robert Francis, QC, is leading an independent review into whistleblowing in the health service and has launched a call for evidence.

The aim of the review, commissioned by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this year, is to recommend how to best support staff to raise concerns.

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NHS staff encouraged to 'speak up'

Staff are being encouraged to share their experiences as part of a review of the reporting culture at the NHS. Credit: PA

A website has been launched to allow NHS staff to share their experiences of raising concerns about their workplaces.

freedomtospeakup.org.uk is part of an independent review into whistleblowing in the health service, run by Sir Robert Francis, QC.

Sir Robert, who led two inquiries into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where failures in standards of care were compounded by staff not speaking up, has urged NHS workers to contribute their views and experiences.

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