What is Whistleblowing?

People providing an NHS service may identify risks of harm or wrongdoing, such as malpractice, patient safety issues or regulatory breaches, and wish to speak up about them. This is whistleblowing, which may be defined as someone within an organisation raising concerns about a risk of harm or wrongdoing in the public interest.

There are increased protections for anyone delivering NHS services who raise concerns as a 'whistleblower'.