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Freedom to speak up guidance and support scheme 

A new pack of Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) resources have been produced to support further understanding about healthy speaking up cultures and value the employee voice as a vital driver of learning and improvement. The FTSU guidance and the FTSU reflection and planning tool can be used alongside refreshed national FTSU policy.

All primary care organisations providing NHS services are asked to adopt the updated national FTSU policy by the end of January 2024. NHS England will work with Integrated Care Systems and primary care organisations to provide further support to you next year when applying the new FTSU guidance and establishing or refining your Guardian arrangements. 

The enhanced Speaking Up support scheme also provides a range of support for past and present NHS workers who have experienced challenges in moving forward with their professional or personal lives following a formal speak up process. Applications to join the scheme are open until Friday 19 August 2022. If you have any queries please contact the Speaking Up team.