It's #SpeakUpMonth in the #NHS so why isn't the National Guardian Office using the word whistleblowing?
After all it was the Francis Review into whistleblowing that led to the recommendation for Speak Up Guardians.
I believe that if we don't talk about it openly and use the word 'WHISTLEBLOWING' we will be unable to learn and change.
Whistleblowing isn’t a problem to be solved or managed, it’s an opportunity to learn and improve. So many genuine healthcare whistleblowers seem to be excluded from contributing to the debate, and yes not all those who claim to be whistleblowers are genuine. The more we move away for labelling and stereotyping, and look at what's happening from all angles, the more we will learn.
Regardless of our position, role or perceived status, we all need to address this much more openly and explicitly, in a spirit of truth and with a genuine desire to learn and change.