Dr Henrietta Hughes, national guardian for speaking up freely and safely in the NHS has published a new report, which outlines the progress made since her appointment in October 2016 | NHS Employers
Over the last 100 days, Dr Hughes has set up the national office and established a national network of Freedom to Speak Up guardians. Key points include:
- 201 NHS trusts now have an FTSU guardian in place
- twelve trusts are in the process of making an appointment of an FTSU guardian
- 21 trusts have yet to appoint to the role
- online resources and training available for guardians (including eight training sessions being led by the National Guardian’s Office (NGO)
- guardians are encouraged to join regional networks to share progress and provide neighbouring support
- the NGO plans to issue good practice guidance.