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.


Information for employers

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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Resources 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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