Freedom to Speak Up in Healthcare in England is a training programme aimed at everyone within the NHS including colleagues, managers and senior leaders, as well as volunteers, learners, students and those in training, regardless of their contract terms. The three sessions explain what speaking up is, why it is important, and how to foster an environment where colleagues, when they speak up, are listened to, thanked and their suggestions followed up. The programme helps learners understand the vital role they can play and the support available to encourage a healthy speaking up culture which protects patient safety and enhances colleague experience.
For more information on the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/freedom-to-speak-up/. Health Education England’s new Chief Executive, Navina Evans, has also recorded a short video about Freedom to Speak Up which you can view here: https://www.nationalguardian.org.uk/l-is-for-learning-2/.