22 / 10 / 2014 10.13am
NHS Employers is working with NHS England to deliver a staff facing campaign on raising concerns to improve experience in the workplace.
We know employers are strongly committed to improving the raising concerns experience and the NHS Staff Survey demonstrates many staff know how to, and feel comfortable raising concerns. However, there is more work to do to ensure this applies to all staff.
Over the next few months, we will be developing an online toolkit which will include a suite of materials designed to help employers engage with the Board, managers and staff to improve the raising concerns culture. Our aim is to ensure all staff know how to raise a concern, where to get advice, guidance and support along with improving managers understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
What this means for employers
To support us with this campaign and to ensure our resources meet your needs, we are inviting you to join our new virtual Expert Network. Whilst we have already recognised tools we wish to develop, we are keen to identify what else would be useful to managers and staff and you are key in helping us to do this.
The Raising Concerns Expert Network will be run remotely via email and telephone and involvement need not be onerous. It will provide NHS Employers with an opportunity to test ideas and resources with yourselves and allow you to feed into the development of a campaign designed to improve your local raising concerns culture.
If you would like to be involved, please email email@example.com by 7 November 2014 to express your interest.