Information Governance Policies
Individual Funding Request Policy
Whistleblowing Policy – ‘Speak out Safely’
Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG supports the principles of the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we believe that every member of our staff, our member practices and the staff employed by those health and care organisations that we commission to deliver high-quality services for our residents, should feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it. They should also be confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.
Ensuring that high-quality and appropriate care is available to our residents is our primary responsibility. We acknowledge that the staff who come into everyday contact with our patients and carers are often best placed to identify where care may be falling below the standard our patients deserve and we expect. In order to ensure our high standards continue to be met, we will:
- ensure that the systems is in place within our own organisation to allow every member of our staff to be able to raise concerns with their line manager, or another member of the management team without fear of retribution.
- work closely with the providers of the services we commission to assurance ourselves that everyone in their organisations feels able to highlight wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it. We will seek assurance that where a member of their staff identifies a genuine safety concern for our patients, they will be supported, a full investigation will be undertaken and, if appropriate, action will be taken.
For our Whistleblowing policy, please access Library Book 6, HR Policies and Procedures in the above list.