NHS Improvement's revised expectations of boards and board members in relation to Freedom to Speak Up. Effective speaking up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of NHS workers. This guide contributes to the need, set out by Sir Robert Francis in his Freedom to Speak Up review, to develop a more open and supportive culture that encourages staff to speak up about any issues of patient care, quality or safety.
- Guidance for NHS trust and NHS foundation trust boards on Freedom to Speak Up
- Freedom to Speak Up supplementary information
- Freedom to Speak Up self-review tool