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NHS pledge to speak out safely
3:02pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
HOSPITAL chiefs will have to demonstrate a ‘genuine change in culture’ among their staff, as part of a new NHS campaign.
East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has become the first GP commissioning body in the country to pledge support for the Speak Out Safely campaign being run by the Nursing Times magazine.
By signing up, the CCG has promised that if their staff identify a genuine patient safety concern, they will be supported and the issue fully investigated and, if appropriate, the CCG will act.
Jackie Hanson, the organisation’s lead nurse, said: “We will also ask our providers to demonstrate how they are creating a culture of compassion and to further report on how they are engaging with their workforce to genuinely change their culture so that staff can raise any concerns they may have freely.
“The Nursing Times Speak out Safely campaign will support service providers in achieving this.”
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