A report published on 14 January by the National Guardian's Office (NGO) shows that there has been a 73 per cent increase, between 2017/18 and 2018/19, in staff raising concerns through their Freedom to Speak up (FTSU) guardian.
The result is welcomed by the NGO as an indication that NHS staff are more equipped and more confident in raising concerns within their organisations.
The Speaking up in the NHS in England 2018/19 report considers the data reported to the National Guardian's Office between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2019.
The NGO is an independent body working to effect cultural change in the NHS, so that Freedom to speak up becomes business as usual. Visit the NGO's website for more information, including resources to support organisations and to support your organisation's FTSU guardians.
The raising concerns section of the NHS Employers website has resources, guidance and information to help NHS organisations effectively respond to concerns.