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October is Speak up Month.

As an NHS worker:

Do you know who you can speak up to in your organisation?

Have you heard of your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian?

Do you have confidence that speaking up will make a difference where you work?

Tell us your thoughts and experiences by submitting an idea below.

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Better caring managers

I would like to see managers across all areas of the NHS. actually caring about employees. My personal experience is not good, we are just names.  So my idea? Managers start seeing us as human beings!!! Talk to us! 

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Better response, defined stages of action

I have raised issues in my place of work without the slightest sign of any enquiry or action.     I wasn't even aware of the Speak Up Guardians and neither have my colleagues so communication is obviously a major problem   Improved communication and defined parameters are a must so any complainant knows exactly what is happening and exactly what action will be taken on their behalf.     C

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recruitment

why does it take so long to be taken on to work in the NHS? surely the process needs to be simplified. Some NHS providers take as long as 6 months to take an new employee on. Most of the time the employee is sick of waiting so they have found alternative employment with another company. so the whole process starts again!!

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Do NHS Managers understand people?

Simon Sinek talks alot of sense and perhaps if what he explains in many of his videos was applied, NHS workers would feel more valued https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi86Nr9Mdms

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Bloody forms

Please can we have competent IT departments to standardise referral forms so that they self-populate and are able to be filled in on computer. The number of forms we have which have to be printed out, filled in and scanned back onto the computer because they are not formatted correctly wastes an inordinate amount of time in busy surgeries.

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Independent Speak Up Guardians

I work in a Trust where the Speak up Guardian is a nominal part time post, designed for someone who will follow the rules of the Trust and someone who wont rock the boat.  They recently advertised for a new Speak up Guardian and it appeared to be that the most important criteria for getting the job was to be able to produce suitable reports for the Board.  This is not how it should be. It should be someone who is not governed by the Trust they work for, but someone who is totally...

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Is there any point speaking up?

Working in Emergency Care, there are examples where speaking up remains a high risk strategy and even when one does speak up people don't want to listen or only hear what they want to hear. We all know that one of the key components of high quality compassionate urgent and emergency care in hospitals is good flow throughout organisations and systems.  We appreciate it is anecdotal but we have heard of instances where despite repeated escalations of issues through an organisations of how...

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Lets be free to talk about it - its safe to speak up

I think there needs to be an interim step as well as guardians.  Everyone should have 1 hour mandatory training on being a freedom to speak up champion. This can be done on-line or in a workshop and all new starters should have it as well as a 3 month window for everyone else.  I would suggest this will enable and empower staff to speak up more as gives a sense of everyone being the same.  In addition, it could help with culture change of the middle who are still a bit risk averse and...

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Trust is everything

The NHS has an ingrained historic aversion to raising concerns. Staff need to be able to raise questions and discuss concerns in the knowledge that it is being done confidentially and will never be traced to them by those affected by it. Named champions within an organisation are still employees that can affect careers. The NHS has a dedicated and independent fraud service; perhaps a similar approach to speaking up / whistle-blowing / safeguarding would help...

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talk and lisen

Mr. Hancock  we need to be able to hold our local area C.C.G. FULLY to account when they do not reply to our area concerns on any N.H.S. matter --Need them to come clean when they inplument a project that fails us in that perticular area we live in---Has it stands now they just say we are looking into the matter then NOTHING eles done they also do not reply to us resident ,they just go into deniyel i have  had this personaly  happen to me over my  local area G.P. serves that was a mess...

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