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Not all problems / mistakes occur in hospitals

NHS England has confirmed the steps it is taking to make it easier for primary care staff to raise their concerns so that action can be taken and improvements made.  New whistleblowing guidance has been drawn up following a 5-week consultation with staff working in primary care.

The guidance comes after Sir Robert Francis recommended that the principles outlined in his Freedom to Speak Up report be adapted for primary care, where smaller work settings can present challenges around anonymity and conflicts with employers.

In April 2016, NHS England became a ‘prescribed person‘, meaning primary care service staff working at GP surgeries, opticians, pharmacies and dental practices, can raise concerns about inappropriate activity directly to NHS England.
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NHS England:  New measures to support whistleblowers in primary care

New whistleblowing guidance

NHS England Whistleblowing section

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