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Speaking up data results from quarter 1 2018/19

Introduction

The National Guardian’s Office asked Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in all trusts and foundation trusts for information on Freedom to Speak Up cases raised with them in the first quarter of 2018/19 (1 April to 30 June). The latest results are set out in the attached table and reveal that 97 per cent of trusts have provided data this quarter.

Q1 data headlines

  • 2,348 cases were raised to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians / ambassadors / champions
  • 731 of these cases included an element of patient safety / quality of care
  • 1,003 included elements of bullying and harassment
  • 110 related to incidents where the person speaking up may have suffered some form of detriment
  • 264 anonymous cases were received
  • 12 trusts did not receive any cases through their Freedom to Speak Up Guardian
  • 223 out of 230 NHS trusts sent returns

Who is speaking up?

Based on the information provided, most cases were received from nurses:

Profession

% Recorded

Nurses

31.9%

Administrative / Clerical workers

17%

Allied health professionals (other than pharmacists)

13.4%

Other*

9%

Healthcare assistants

8.8%

Doctors

6.4%

Corporate service staff

5.6%

Cleaning/catering/maintenance/ancillary staff

4.8%

Midwives

2.5%

Pharmacists

1.4%

Board members

0.09%

Dentists

0.09%

*includes health visitors, union reps and anonymous reports

Speaking up data results from 2017/18:

Last updated:
14 August 2018