Whistleblowing in health and social care


The Whistleblowing Helpline, which is funded by the Department of Health, offers free, confidential and independent advice about whistleblowing processes to people working in the NHS and adult social care.

Raising concerns at work, often known as whistleblowing, is the act of reporting a concern about a risk, wrongdoing or illegality at work, in the public interest.

Raising concerns should be the norm and accepted as an important part of people’s day- to- day work as they reflect on their professional practice and work to improve their service.

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The Helpline can advise on training for managers and for staff and can help organisations to raise awareness with a range of free materials.

Please get in touch if you want to know more.  You can also download the Raising Concerns at Work Guidance available on the Helpline’s website, which provides information and advice for health and social care staff and managers.

For more information, call 08000 724725, email or visit

The helpline is available between 08.00 and 18.00 with and out of hours answering service on weekends and public holidays.

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