GPs told to appoint whistleblowing guardians to help staff report concerns

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GPs told to appoint whistleblowing guardians to help staff report concerns

Every GP practice should appoint a ‘freedom to speak up guardian’ to help foster an environment where concerns can be raised early and routinely, according to whistleblowing guidance for primary care launched by NHS England……….

The guidance, adapted for primary care from recommendations outlined in Sir Robert Francis’ 2015 Freedom to Speak Up report, states that all GP practices must review and update their local policies and procedures by March 2017 to align with the recommendations…….

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