Tuesday 14 March 2017
HRCH radiographer Chris Hall, who is also the trust's Freedom to Speak Up Guardian (FTSU), played a starring role at the first National Freedom to Speak Up Guardian’s conference at Central Hall, Westminster in Wednesday 8 March 2017.
Chris along with Husna Mortuza, strategy manager at the National Guardian Office (pictured right) - also delivered a successful and well attended workshop for attendees at the event - focussing on measuring the effectiveness of the local Guardian role.
One of the recommendations of the Francis Report, published in 2015, was that all NHS trusts should appoint a local Freedom to Speak Up Guardian to assist staff in raising concerns about poor patient care. The conference was the first opportunity for all local Guardians nationally to meet and share their experience. Delegates were welcomed by Dr. Henrietta Hughes, the National Guardian.
Following the event, Chris said: “Our aim was to help identify the data and information Freedom to Speak Up Guardians can routinely monitor. I was impressed by the range of ideas developed and believe the workshop has made a significant contribution to taking the Guardian role forward”.