Whistleblowing in the NHS: freedom to speak up - A summary

Anthony Berman, Graham Ogden

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Abstract

Health Professionals have a duty of care to raise a concern if they believe a patient is at risk of harm. However, these interventions are not always welcomed by authorities. Sir Robert Francis’ review, 'Freedom to Speak Up', published in 2015, was designed to address the reporting culture in the NHS. A symposium, 'Freedom to Speak Out', held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in September 2016, considered various aspects of whistleblowing. This article discusses the issues raised and provides advice for people raising concerns. It concludes with some reflections on Sir Robert’s review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalDental Update
Volume44
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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