Freedom to speak up: Raising Concerns (whistleblowing) Policy for the NHS

Whistleblowing Helpline – Free advice for NHS and Social care: 08000 724 725

Freedom to speak named Guardian is  Alison Borrett – email address:

Need to raise a concern about Patient or a staff safety.

  • Unsafe patient care
  • Unsafe working condition
  • Inadequate induction or training for staff
  • Lack of, or poor, response to a reported patient safety incident
  • Suspicion of fraud, corruption or bribery
  • A bullying culture across the team / individual

How do I tell CQC

You can contact us by telephone, email, or letter. Please tell us that you are raising a concern and that you are a worker who is either employed by or providing services to a registered provider.

Call us on 03000 616161

Email us at:

Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 8.30am -5.30pm

Write to us at:
CQC national Correspondence
Citygate Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne