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, please refer to your local Whistleblowing Policy within the practice who you would go to raise your concern in the first instance. However, if serious concerns are not addressed satisfactorily then the issue could be escalated to the freedom to speak up guardian – Chief Operating Officer, Faye Tomlinson, of the Local Medical Committee.

For more details please refer to the template LMC Whistleblowing Policy in our Template Policy handbook for further guidance please follow this link to our HR policy section.

List of Contacts


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


  • 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

For more details please refer to the template ‘LMC Whistleblowing Policy’ in our Template Policy handbook for further guidance. Please follow this link to out HR policy section.