How do I raise concerns?
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'.
Concerns should be raised at an early stage with the Employing Board or Placement Board as appropriate.
Further details on Whistleblowing including policies and processes, and confidential contacts of the Employing Board and the Placement Board can be found here. This does not affect your rights under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.