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Patient safety, unsafe working conditions or poor training

'Sharepoint' links point to the OUH intranet, which is accessible to staff with an OUH login.

Examples of concerns

  • Unsafe care
  • Poorly trained staff
  • No response received to a reported patient safety incident
  • Unsafe working conditions

Informal advice

Wellbeing support

What to do next

  • If you can, raise the issue with your Line Manager / Lead Clinician
  • Speak to your local Freedom to Speak Up Champion
  • For independent advice call the National Whistleblowing Helpline

If your concern is not resolved

The FtSU Guardian can advise on the processes in the Trust Freedom to Speak Up Policy (

Escalating a concern

Freedom to Speak Up (FtSU) Guardians

  1. FTSU Local Guardian
  2. FTSU Lead Guardian
  3. Chief Assurance Officer
  4. Non-executive Director (with lead responsibility for Freedom to Speak Up)
  5. Care Quality Commission (CQC)

For more detail please visit:

Signposting formal employee concerns | Freedom to Speak Up (FtSU)

Last reviewed:14 March 2024