Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

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Freedom to Speak Up Guardian


Freedom to speak up Guardian - Kirsty McMullan

In February 2015 the Freedom to Speak Up review was published to give guidance to how NHS organisations deal with concerns raised by staff. The aim of the review had been to provide advice and recommendations to ensure that NHS staff in England feels safe to raise concerns, confident that they will be listened to and concerns will be acted upon. It was led by Robert Francis QC.


The report stipulated a requirement that all NHS Organisations appoint a person to conduct the ‘Freedom to Speak Up Guardian’ role. This should be outside their normal duties and the role should report to the chief executive.


The Trust appointed Kirsty McMullan as its ‘Freedom to Speak up Guardian’ on the 28th November 2016. Kirsty is currently formulating her own team of ‘Freedom to Speak up Champions’ for the Trust.


Kirsty is situated at Trust Headquarters and Education Centre, Pinderfields.


You can contact Kirsty by email (this is a secure & confidential email address) or by phone 01924 541505 (Ext 51505 internal)