Whistleblowing

Closed 6 May 2016

Opened 1 Apr 2016

Overview

The Freedom to Speak Up review by Sir Robert Francis QC recommended primary care is reviewed separately.

He concluded that there is a serious issue in the NHS with whistleblowing that ‘requires urgent attention if staff are to play their full part in maintaining a safe and effective service for patients’. 

NHS England has listened to organisations representing whistleblowers as well as those representing different parts of primary care. We recognise that the sector is diverse: some primary care organisations are large and work in federated structures, whilst others are small and include single GP practices. Moreover, there are important differences between sectors, for example general practice and dentistry. We would like to hear from as many people as possible. If you know someone who would like to take part, share the link.

Please submit your suggestions and comments by 5pm on 6 May 2016.

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • Ophthalmic practitioners
  • Responsible officers
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Paediatric neuropsychologists
  • GP Practices
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Practice managers
  • Receptionists
  • Dental surgeons
  • Neonatal and maternity staff
  • Oncologists
  • Referrers to PET CT
  • Radiologists
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Commissioning support units (CSUs)
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • GP Practices
  • Primary care
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Local Government Association
  • Monitor
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • NHS England Partnership Organisations
  • National directors
  • Regional directors
  • Area Team directors
  • All NHS England Staff
  • All P&I staff
  • Policy leads
  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • DH third sector strategic partners
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Academic/professional institutions
  • Employer representatives
  • Employee representatives
  • Trade unions
  • Deaneries
  • Higher education institutions
  • Royal Colleges
  • Service providers
  • All interested stakeholders
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Local authorities
  • Social care providers
  • Event attendees
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals

Interests

  • Primary care
  • Commissioning
  • NHS England