Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, the National Guardian for the NHS, has urged healthcare organisations not to allow the announcement yesterday (4 November 2020) that the NHS has been returned to the highest level of risk on its emergency preparedness framework to act as a discouragement to workers speaking up.
‘Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up’, a new e-learning package, is aimed at anyone who works in healthcare. Divided into three modules, it explains in a clear and consistent way what speaking up is and its importance in creating an environment in which people are supported to deliver their best.
Sonia Pearcey, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 announced today (Saturday 10th October).
The National Guardian’s Office has today published its latest data report, revealing that last year Freedom to Speak Up Guardians received 16,199 speaking up cases.
A summary of speaking up to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in England
The National Guardian’s Office will be publishing its annual review of data submitted by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians on Thursday 1st October 2020.
Protecting workers from detriment for speaking up is a challenge, whatever sector we work in.
In this guest blog, Stewart Hughes from energy provider SSE plc shares how the company have adopted a Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up approach to detriment.