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 the trust, and failure to adhere to the trust’s speaking up policy.

We would like to thank the individual who brought this to our attention and invite them to either contact the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian¬† or the National Guardian’s Office for support and consent to take the matter forward.

If anyone involved wishes to submit a case for this office to review, we would encourage them to do so. Details of our case review process can be found here.

January 31, 2020