Everyone at one time or another has concerns about what is happening at work. Usually these concerns are easily resolved. However, when you are troubled about something that involves a danger (to patients, public or colleagues), professional misconduct or financial malpractice, it can be difficult to know what to do. You may be worried about raising such an issue, perhaps feeling it’s none of your business or that it’s only a suspicion. You may feel that raising the matter would be disloyal to colleagues, to managers or to the Trust and are not sure what, if anything, to do next.
We have introduced this policy to enable everyone to ‘blow the whistle’ safely so that such issues are raised early and in the right way. PHT welcomes your genuine concerns and is committed to dealing responsibly, openly and professionally with them. We know that to provide the best healthcare we must all try to deal with issues on their merits. Without your help, we cannot deliver a safe service and protect the interests of patients, staff and the Trust.
If you are worried about something, please raise it when it is just a concern rather than wait for proof. If something is troubling you that you think we should know about or look into, please read and use this policy. If, however, you are aggrieved about your personal position, please speak to your line manager about what to do or follow the grievance procedure.
If in doubt – raise it! This applies to you whether you are a permanent employee, an agency or temporary staff member, or a volunteer.
Telephone in confidence: 023 92 286787
Or put your concerns in writing to:
Operational HR Team, Cambridge House, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY
View: Whistle Blowing Policy