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COVID-19 and Freedom to Speak Up

At this unprecedented time, Freedom to Speak Up is more important than ever. It is vital that healthcare leaders act to help Freedom to Speak Up guardians and those who support them to carry out [...]

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100 Voices: A Toxic Culture Confronted

Large NHS Trust A worker spoke up about a bullying and harassment culture in a department which had become culturally toxic. “The guardian stood by me from the moment it was brought to her [...]

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Update: Contacting the National Guardian’s Office

The National Guardian’s Office is currently working remotely and as a result are not be able to answer any phone calls. As our offices are shut, we will also be unable to receive any mail during [...]

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Health leaders urged to support workers to speak up

The National Guardian’s Office Annual Report, published today (Tuesday 17 March), reveals that more NHS workers are speaking up, but that leaders must do more to foster a positive speaking up [...]

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Regional Integration Events and Covid-19

In light of public health concerns, we have decided to change the remaining three scheduled Regional Integration and Development Events to online webinars. While there is currently no direct [...]

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Promoting Freedom to Speak Up Through a Communications Campaign

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust were finalists in 2019’s HSJ Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year award.   Since the appointment of Jenny Michael as [...]

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Freedom to Speak Up News – February 2020

Download the February edition of Freedom to Speak Up News, featuring updates from the National Guardian’s Office, news stories and case studies. This issue features the Freedom to Speak Up [...]

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Freedom to Speak Up Index republished

The National Guardian’s Office today (6 February 2020) republishes the 2019 Freedom to Speak Up Index report. The FTSU Index report now includes the most up-to-date CQC ratings – as of 3 [...]

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Anonymous report of barriers to speaking up in an NHS trust in North West region

The National Guardian’s Office has recently received an anonymous letter from a worker at a hospital trust in the North-West of England. The letter concerns reports of a bullying culture at [...]

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Report reveals the impact of Freedom to Speak Up

A new report published by the National Guardian’s Office reveals that the perception of the speaking up culture in health is improving. An annual survey, conducted by the National Guardian’s [...]