Raising concerns (whistleblowing)

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Having an open and responsive raising concerns culture where staff feel confident to speak up when things go wrong, is one of the key elements of ensuring a safe and effective workforce. Here employers can find the latest information, guidance, tools and resources designed to support organisations to enhance local arrangements.


Working in partnership

We work closely with national organisations and employers to help influence both local and system-wide changes to effect a positive and responsive raising concerns culture in the NHS. 


Organisational approach

Here we highlight the national policy and the importance of partnership working to help you effectively deal with issues raised by staff. We also outline legislation, guidance, resources and FAQs. 


Information for NHS staff

NHS Employers is not a prescribed body and is unable to investigate or deal with concerns on behalf of NHS staff. This section of the website provides staff with some useful tips when considering raising a concern.

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Raising concerns share and learn forum 

Our share and learn meetings provides HR and senior managers with an opportunity to hear the national perspective, find out what is working well elsewhere and share developments in your organisation.

Draw the Line

Draw the line - managers' toolkit for raising concerns

Tools and resources for managers to help raising concerns become a normal part of employment in the NHS.

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