Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
In order to achieve a culture where staff feel able to raise concerns appropriately, it is essential to ensure processes are in place to regularly communicate the type of support they can expect from their employer, and their legal rights.
The NHS Employers organisation and Social Partnership Forum has produced a series of materials to support you in the delivery of effective internal communications with staff.
Download the communication toolkit to find out how to make the most of the materials.
You have the choice of three different designs, each with strong links to the 'Speak up for a healthy NHS’ guidance, this allows you to refresh the same message periodically by making use of the different designs.
Each design offers you the option to customise by inserting your organisation name and the contact details of the designated officer(s) within your organisation in the free text boxes.
Raising concerns at work design 1
Guidance, ‘Speak up for a health NHS’ published in June 2010 serves as a reminder to NHS employers of your responsibilities to support staff where they are raising genuine concerns about risks to patient safety in the public interest.
We are continually looking for best practice examples from employers who have effective whistleblowing arrangements in place and are striving to create an honest and open staff culture.
If you have examples of where policies, practices and communications have worked well in your organisation, please let us know, and just as importantly what doesn’t go down well and lessons learned. You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.