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Whistle Blowing

Whistleblowing is the disclosure of information which relates to suspected wrongdoing or dangers at work.

This may include:

  • criminal activity;
  • miscarriages of justice;
  • danger to health and safety;
  • damage to the environment;
  • failure to comply with any legal or professional obligation or regulatory requirements;
  • financial fraud or mismanagement;
  • negligence;
  • breach of our internal policies and procedures [including our Code of Conduct;
  • conduct likely to damage our reputation;
  • unauthorised disclosure of confidential information;
  • patient care that falls below the acceptable level of professionalism;
  • The deliberate concealment of any of the above matters.

If you have any genuine concerns related to suspected wrongdoing or danger affecting your activities you should report it. It is considered best practice to first raise concern within the organisation which would be your Practice Manager. However if serious concerns are not addressed satisfactorily then the issue could be escalated to the freedom to speak up guardian – Chief executive of the Local Medical Committee.

For further guidance please follow this link to out HR policy section

List of Contacts

Internal

  • Line manager, practice manager etc.
  • Freedom to Speak up Guardian, Chief Executive at the Local Medical Committee:
    01772 863 806

External

  • CQC, 03000 616 161 or email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk
  • NHS England and Social Care, 08000 724 725
  • National Freedom to Speak up Guardian office, 0300 067 9000
  • Public Concern at Work (Independent whistleblowing charity): Helpline: 020 7404 6609
  • E-mail: whistle@pcaw.co.uk Website: pcaw.co.uk
  • Library
  • Advice & Support
  • Practice Support
  • Whistle Blowing
10045NHS Whistleblowing Procedures In England
Type: pdf, 3.5MB, added 11 months ago
10046Quick guide to raising a concern about your workplace
Type: pdf, 268.4KB, added 11 months ago
10047Whistleblowing Guidance For Providers Registered With CQC
Type: pdf, 566.3KB, added 11 months ago

 

 

 

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