Health and social care staff should feel confident, and be supported, to raise concerns and speak up when they have work-related concerns.
You can get free, independent and confidential advice from the helplines listed below:
- Whistleblowing Helpline for NHS and Social Care: 08000 724725
- Protect, an independent whistleblowing charity: 020 3117 2520 or contact them online
- Care Quality Commission: 03000 616161 or email email@example.com (more information about raising concerns with CQC is available here)
Every NHS trust in England should have 'freedom to speak up' guardians or ambassadors available to support staff to raise concerns.
We have listed specific resources below to support the wellbeing of teams and leaders, but some organisations also offer their employees access to free support, such as Occupational Health services and the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), to support their physical and mental wellbeing at work. Please speak to your organisation about the services that are available to you.
We have listed some local employer-based support services, but we are keen to expand this. If you are a health and social care organisation in south east London and would like us to list your organisation's staff support offer, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.