POLICY: RCN briefing on implementing the recommendations of the Freedom to Speak Up review
DH England has published a consultation on implementing the recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis following on from his independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS.
- The consultation was published in March 2015, and runs until 4 June 2015.
- The consultation is in direct response to the "Freedom to speak up" report, which followed on from the publication of the Francis reports into Mid-Staffs, and the subsequent government responses.
- The "Freedom to speak up" report proposes twenty principles, grouped under five themes: culture change; improved handling of cases; measures to support good practice; particular measures for vulnerable groups; and extending legal protection.
- The consultation asks questions relating to four issues: local implementation; Freedom to Speak Up Guardians; Independent National Officer; Standards for professionals.
- A number of other issues raised in the report will be addressed later in 2015: role of national bodies; strengthening legislation.
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