Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

We have appointed seven Freedom to Speak up Guardians who are here to support our staff and partners raise concerns to:

  • Protect patient safety and the quality of care
  • Improve the experience of workers
  • Promote learning and improvement.


To ensure impartiality our Freedom to Speak up Guardians are not permanent members of staff and they are representative of the range of staff groups across the Trust. This enables them to offer a confidential service which ensures that:

  • Workers are supported in speaking up
  • Barriers to speaking up are addressed
  • A positive culture of speaking up is fostered
  • Issues raised are used as opportunities for learning and improvement


You can contact our Freedom to Speak up Guardians by e-mailing:

You can find out more about Freedom to Speak up Guardians from the National Guardian’s office