Whistleblowers hotline launched

NHS staff who blow the whistle on poor patient care in the the Morecambe and Lancaster area have a new hotline to ring.

Following on from the recent calls from local and national MPs regarding the protection of NHS staff when raising concerns about poor patient care, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has pledged its support to the same cause.

In October 2011, the Department of Health announced that it intends to amend the NHS Constitution to protect healthcare staff who raise concerns about poor patient care from early 2012.

On January 1, a national free helpline – 08000 724725 – for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services was also launched.

See The Visitor (10-01-12) for full story.