Following the Francis Report into the events at Mid Staffordshire Hospital where staff felt unable to raise concerns and when they did they were ignored, all NHS Trusts now must have a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian (FTSU).

The FTSU Guardian’s role is to encourage staff to speak up, ensuring their concerns are taken seriously and investigated, and to identify themes and learning from the types of concerns that are raised. Information about concerns that have been raised are available in our published board papers.

Barnsley Hospital staff have access to a range of policies including: Raising Concerns, Organisational Abuse, fraud and dignity at work. These policies have relevant information about situations you may want to raise with our FTSU Guardian.

Download our pocket guide to speaking up

Video: About your Freedom to Speak up Guardian