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National Guardian for the NHS

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About this consultation

The National Guardian is a new role created to support whistleblowers in the NHS and improve reporting culture. It has been created as a result of recommendations from Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to speak up review and will be based at CQC.

The independent role will provide high profile national leadership to a network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across NHS Trusts. These guardians are another important way of creating a culture of openness across the NHS.

We're setting out our plans for how the National Guardian will operate, its scope and the specific functions it will cover.

 

Last updated:
26 October 2016