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Why do we have FTSU?

In 2015, Sir Robert Francis QC set out a vision for creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS following his independent review into the failings at Mid Staffordshire.

Since then the board of directors at RBCH have continuously reiterated their support for the key principles of a speaking up culture and are committed to leading the actions required to implement them and the behaviours needed to do this.

The full statement of commitment and the annual declaration can be found here.

If you as an employee speak up about a concern, the FTSU team will ensure you are protected from suffering detriment, bullying or harassment from another employee.

Our joint FTSU aim:

To develop a culture of safety within PHT and RBCH so that we become a more open and transparent place to work, where all staff are actively encouraged and enabled to speak up safely.