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Whistleblowing

NHS BLMK CCG, considers that speaking up about any concern you have at work is really important. It is vital because it helps us to continuously improving our service and your working environment.

NHS Improvement and NHS England have developed a standard integrated policy, as this was one of a number of recommendations of the review by Sir Robert Francis into whistleblowing in the NHS, aimed at improving the experience of whistleblowing in the NHS. It is expected that the standard integrated policy will be adopted by all NHS organisations in England as a minimum standard to help to normalise the raising of concerns for the benefit of all patients.

In many circumstances the easiest way to get your concern resolved will be to raise it formally or informally with your line manager (or lead clinician or tutor). But where you don’t think it is appropriate to do this, you can use any of the options set out below in the first instance.

If raising it with your line manager (or lead clinician or tutor) does not resolve matters, or you do not feel able to raise it with them, you can contact our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. Details of the Guardian:-

Alison Borrett – Email Address:- [email protected]

The Guardian role is an important one identified in the Freedom to Speak Up review to act as an independent and impartial source of advice to staff at any

stage of raising a concern, with access to anyone in the organisation, including the chief executive, or if necessary, outside the organisation.

If you still remain concerned after this, you can contact:

All these people have been trained in receiving concerns and will give you information about where you can go for more support.