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The NHS Constitution and whistleblowing: a paper for consultation

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The NHS Constitution and whistleblowing: a paper for consultation

Consultation document seeks views on proposals amending the NHS Constitution

This consultation document seeks views on proposals amending the NHS Constitution to:

·         Insert an expectation that NHS staff will raise concerns about safety, malpractice or wrong doing at work which may affect patients, the public, other staff or the organisation itself as early as possible;

·         Insert a NHS pledge to support all staff in raising concerns about safety, malpractice or wrong doing at work, responding to and where necessary investigating the concerns raised; and

·         Highlight in the NHS Constitution the existing staff legal right to raise concerns about safety, malpractice or other wrongdoing without suffering any detriment

The closing date for comments is 20 January 2011.