First published in 2019 this report is a key metric for organisations to monitor how their staff work with the trust’s Freedom to Speak up Guardian to raise concerns and drive change.
Matt Asbrey has been NHFT’s Freedom to Speak up Guardian since December 2016 and the Trust was highly commended in HSJ awards last year for Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the year. Over the last three years he has supported NHFT’s committed to working with its staff, service users and carers to make a difference.
Matt Asbrey, Freedom to Speak up Guardian and Staff Engagement Lead at NHFT, said: “I am delighted that NHFT has been announced as the trust with the third highest score in the country for the number of staff who feel confident to speak up.
“I work with a network of champions within NHFT to ensure that all staff are able to speak up about any concerns they might have so that we can deliver outstanding, compassionate care. Now more than ever we need to be able to listen to our colleagues and keep our staff and service users safe. We will continue to work with all of our employees to listen and respond to their concerns to make a difference for our communities.”
Angela Hillery, Chief Executive at NHFT, said: “We work hard to create a culture where staff can openly raise any concerns they might have to ensure that as a trust, we continue to prioritise safety, drive change and develop our services.
“To have been ranked the third highest trust in the country highlights the great work that Matt our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, our Freedom to Speak Up champions and all our staff are doing to ensure that all colleagues can speak up and help us to continually improve the safety and care we provide.
“We will continue to work together with our staff, governors, service users, volunteers and carers to make a difference to our communities.”