Speaking up or raising concerns

Information and resources for nursing and midwifery students relating to raising concerns

Resources

The following two guidance documents detail the process for speaking up or raising a concern and are intended to be used by nursing and midwifery students in Scotland whilst undertaking practice learning experiences during their pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes. 

For students in non-NHS placements the National ‘Raising Concerns in Practice: Student Guidance’ (Strachan et al, 2019) should be followed.

 

From 1 April 2021 there is a new process for raising a concern or whistleblowing about patient safety or other harm within the NHS.  More information can be found at https://inwo.spso.org.uk/  and information about the new standards at https://inwo.spso.org.uk/whistleblowing

For students in NHS placements the ‘Speaking up- national whistleblowing guidance for nursing and midwifery students in Scotland’ should be followed.