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Speak Out Safely

LPT has pledged support for the Nursing Times’ Speak Out Safely campaign which aims to lead the way in transforming NHS culture.

Signing up to Speak Out Safely gives staff a clear message that we are committed to safe patient care and to empowering staff to raise concerns in the knowledge that they will not suffer as a consequence.

Our Speak Out Safely Pledge

This trust supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we encourage any staff member who has a genuine patient safety concern to raise this within the organisation at the earliest opportunity.
Patient safety is our prime concern and our staff are often best placed to identify where care may be falling below the standard our patients deserve. In order to ensure our high standards continue to be met, we want every member of our staff to feel able to raise concerns with their line manager, or another member of the management team. We want everyone in the organisation to feel able to highlight wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

We promise that where staff identify a genuine patient safety concern, we shall not treat them with prejudice and they will not suffer any detriment to their career. Instead, we will support them, fully investigate and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how we have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

It is not disloyal to colleagues to raise concerns; it is a duty to our patients. Misconduct or malpractice should never be tolerated, while mistakes and poor practice may reveal a colleague needs more training or support, or that we need to change systems or processes. Your concerns will be dealt with in an open and supportive manner because we rely on you to ensure we deliver a safe service and ensure patient safety is not put at risk. We also want this organisation to have the confidence to admit to mistakes and to use them as learning opportunities.

Whether you are a permanent employee, an agency or temporary staff member, or a volunteer, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.

Sue Noyes
Acting Chief Executive

How to Speak out Safely

  • Speak to your line manager or another member of the management team

  • Call 0800 (if dialing internally) or 0116 2950800 (if dialing externally) to leave an answerphone message

  • Email

  • Download and complete a comments and suggestions form then submit it by putting it in the internal post. This form is intended to be printed double-sided.

Your comments will be received by the Trust’s communications team and will be forwarded to the most relevant manager for a response.

If you would like a response, please include your contact details.

More information

Information on the Trust’s Whistleblowing Policy is available here

More information about the Speak Out Safely campaign is available on the Nursing Times’ website

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