The 100 Voices campaign acknowledges and celebrates the difference that speaking up is having in the NHS.
Our ambition is to create a database of at least 100 case studies that describe where speaking up has led to improvements for the good of workers, patients, families and carers.
NHS workers in trusts in England are speaking up to their Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, confidentially, knowing the right actions will be taken as a result.
The National Guardian for the NHS has called for the government to commission
guidance from NHS Employers to help support trusts to properly investigate
speaking up in a way that is suitably independent and within reasonable timescales.
Freedom to Speak Up – freedom is when the environment supports speaking up, with the right actions being taken as a result.
This year the National Guardian’s Office is sponsoring a new category for the HSJ Awards, ‘Creating a Supportive Staff Culture’. In the run up to these awards we are highlighting the winning entries from last year’s Freedom to Speak Up Awards.