"Setting out duties and guidance with clarity is clearly helpful in ensuring that concerns are reported. Protecting patients is of paramount importance and employers have worked hard to improve procedures and policies for reporting any concerns about patient care. This guidance will help embed a culture where this becomes part of the organisations' DNA."
"The NHS staff survey shows improvements to the culture of reporting where the vast majority of staff know how to raise concerns".
"To support employers we have recently issued communication tools that can be used by NHS organisations locally to encourage staff to raise concerns. Over the coming months we will be exploring further ways to improve staff engagement and confidence in reporting concerns by using employer engagement forums, communications and developing advice and guidance on our website."
Guidance and supporting resources for employers can be found at: