Freedom to speak up: Whistleblowers’ Support Scheme


We've launched the Whistleblowers’ Support Scheme for Secondary Care.


The Freedom to Speak Up report came out in 2015 and recommended that NHS staff who have raised concerns and suffered detriment as a result should be supported to find alternative employment in the NHS. 

As part of this we're working with a number of whistleblowers and NHS employers to develop a whistleblowers' support scheme for secondary care. 

Pilot support scheme launch

The pilot scheme proposal PDF, 315.3 KB

This proposal sets out our ambition to deliver a whistleblowers’ pilot support scheme for secondary care.

Q&A PDF, 254.0 KB

This document captures some of the questions and answers that arose at the launch event.

Following the launch of the pilot scheme, we held a webinar which outlined the scheme and set out the process for making applications.

You can access a recording of the webinar here.

Expression of interest

We are still able to accommodate applications. If you would like to access the scheme, please complete and email the expression of interest form to by Monday 20 November.

If this is not possible, we will accept hard copies by secure post to the support scheme manager, NHS Improvement, Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UG.


The first newsletter for the scheme was circulated in July 2017.

The September newsletter is available here.

If you have any queries about the scheme please email

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