Sir Robert Francis QC is leading a review of NHS reporting culture to ensure better protection of NHS whistleblowers who speak out in the public interest. The aim of this review, called “Freedom and Responsibility to Speak Up: An Independent Review into Creating an Open & Honest Reporting Culture in the NHS”, is to create the culture of openness most likely to promote safer care of patients.
NHS rated on open and honest reporting culture in world leading transparency drive. London: Department of Health and NHS England, June 24th 2014.
Also of interest:
Whistleblowing in the NHS: independent review. London: [Department of Health and NHS England], June 24th 2014.
The terms of reference of the new review:
“Freedom to Speak up?” an independent review into creating an open & honest reporting culture in the NHS: terms of reference. London: Independent Review Team: Creating an Open & Honest Reporting Culture in the NHS, June 24th 2014.
The “Freedom To Speak Up” review into raising concerns in the NHS is underway. A report containing the findings is expected in November 2014. This relates to:
Freedom to speak: briefing on research. [Online; Qualtrics: freedomtospeakup.org.uk]: Middlesex University, August 2014.
The review of whistleblowing in the NHS requests frontline staff to report their experiences. CQC inspections consider how hospitals respond to concerns raised by staff.
Sir Robert Francis QC asks NHS to speak up on whistleblowing. London [Online]: Care Quality Commission, August 7th 2014.