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 represent the views of employers in the NHS across England to national bodies. We do this to help inform and influence changes to health systems, policy and practice to encourage a positive raising concerns culture in the NHS. 


Organisational approach

Here employers can find information, guidance and resources to help managers understand their responsibilities, it also includes good practice and learning to ensure they can deal with issues in a timely and effective manner.


Information for NHS staff

NHS Employers is the employer's organisation for the NHS in England and as such it is not able to investigate or deal with issues on behalf of NHS staff. If unsure about how to raise a concern, this section signposts you to who you need to contact.

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Raising concerns share and learn forum 

Our share and learn forums provide HR and senior managers with an opportunity to hear about what's happening at a national level to help them review and enhance local arrangements based on good practice and learning.

Draw the Line

Draw the line - managers' toolkit for raising concerns

Tools and resources for NHS managers to help them fulfil their responsibilities when handling concerns raised by staff.

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