NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have made a joint public pledge: Staff must speak out if they have concerns about patient care.
Both organisations have signed up to the “Speak Out Safely” campaign, being run by the Nursing Times.
Whether they are doctors, nurses, support staff or managers, they will be supported if they speak out, their concerns will be treated constructively and investigated if required.
The NNUH and the CCG signed up to “Speak Out Safely” together – in a joint public declaration of support.
The Chief Executive of NNUH, Anna Dugdale, said: “We actively encourage our staff, through our Speak Up Policy, to come forward if they have concerns so we are delighted to be able to sign up to and give our full support to the Speak Out Safely campaign.