Although 89% of staff in the NHS believe they know about whistleblowing, only 73% of staff would feel safe when speaking-up. Hundreds of thousands of voices may effectively be held silent.
“Not only is this an indicator of poor morale and a less than progressive culture, but a missed opportunity to gain feedback, make service improvements and reduce potential risks”.
The “Bridging the Gap” campaign aims to raise awareness about whistleblowing and the benefits of speaking up.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].