Combined launches new Freedom To Speak Up Champions Portal

As part of its celebrations of national Speak Up month, Combined Healthcare has launched a new “Freedom to Speak Up Champions Portal”.

Available to all staff on the Trust’s Intranet, the new portal contains an interactive tiled display of all of the current Champions. By hovering over each tile, staff can see biographical details of each Champion, plus contact numbers and e-mail to allow them to get in touch direct.

By having Freedom To Speak Up Champions across the Trust’s localities and diverse staff and professional groups, the aim is to give staff a wide choice of who they may be most comfortable in speaking up to.

The Champions are supported by the Trust’s main Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Zoe Grant. Their role is to support staff to speak up and help her identify themes and trends emerging from the front line.

Commenting on the launch of the new portal. Zoe said:

“We already have a really good track record in being open and making it as easy as possible for staff to raise concerns – confidentially if necessary – and to have those concerns listened to and addressed.”

“But we are always looking to do more and, by launching this new portal, we aim to put a friendly human face on our efforts and highlight the range of opportunities for staff to raise concerns.”

“Any member of staff can raise a concern with any of the Champions, whoever they feel most comfortable to deal with”

A video of Zoe explaining her role as Freedom To Speak Up Guardian can be watched below