Case review announced to take place at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The National Guardian’s Office (NGO) has announced it will be carrying out a case review of speaking up at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Case reviews identify areas where the handling of speaking up may not have met the standards of accepted good practice. Reviews make recommendations to organisations to take appropriate action where they have yet to follow good practice, as well as commending areas of good practice. More information about the process can be found here.

The National Guardian for the NHS, Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, said: “I am pleased Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be working with my office on this review of speaking up arrangements at the trust.

“The objective is to understand how speaking up arrangements and cultures could be improved and also highlight and share examples of good practice.”

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive for the trust, added: “We welcome this review and look forward to working with the National Guardian’s Office to see where we can further develop our Freedom to Speak Up work.

“We are sure the review will highlight a number of areas of good practice but also pinpoint areas where we can make some real improvements.’’

August 20, 2020