Raising concerns (whistleblowing)

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Primarily aimed at Human resource departments and those with line management responsibility in the NHS, this section of our website provides information, guidance and resources which can assist you in creating an open and transparent culture in your organisation so that you can effectively respond to concerns raised by staff.

If you are a member of staff working in the NHS and would like to know more about the correct channels to raise a concern, please visit our "information for staff" pages.


Raising concerns - employer actions

This page outlines a number of key considerations, resources and case studies which will be useful to take into account when reviewing and developing local arrangements

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Raising concerns - guidance for managers

Read the guidance and resources we have available to managers when supporting staff when raising concerns.


Information for NHS staff

If you are unsure about how to raise a concern, this section signposts you to who you need to contact.

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Frequently asked questions relating to raising concerns in the NHS.

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Legislation and policy

Here we highlight the legislation and policy that underpins raising concerns.

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NMC publish managing concerns resource

The resource aims to support employers respond to concerns raised in a way that avoids fear and blame.

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