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Achieving a Culture of Candour: Freedom to Speak Up

Wednesday 7 Dec 2022


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Find out more about virtual attendance

Freedom to Speak Up places patient safety first and is essential to delivering high quality care. This virtual conference focuses on achieving a culture of candour and freedom to speak up. Through national updates, and practical case studies, the conference will ensure you are supporting staff to raise concerns and improve patient safety in a psychologically safe environment.

“Leaders need to be addressing their culture and their behaviours related to workers being able to speak up”  Read more here

Jayne Chidgey-Clark, National Guardian for the NHS in England May 2022

“NHS England is asking all trust boards to be able to evidence by the end of January 2024: • An update to their local Freedom to Speak Up policy to reflect the new national policy template; • Results of their organisation’s assessment of its Freedom to Speak Up arrangements against the revised guidance; and • Assurance that it is on track implementing its latest Freedom to Speak Up improvement plan.”

National Freedom to speak up Guardian’s Officer, June 2022

The conference will also update delegates on the recent universal Freedom to Speak Up Policy and guidance.

The conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to support people to speak up and raise concerns 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Achieve a Culture of Candour & Freedom to Speak Up
  • Establish effective leadership and management behaviours
  • Understand the legal context 
  • Develop your skills in ensuring all staff within the trust feel able to raise any issues or concerns, or challenge any wrongdoing
  • Learn from outstanding practice in developing the role of the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian
  • Understand how you can improve culture and psychological safety 
  • Reflect on Freedom to Speak Up during Covid-19
  • Identify key strategies for ensuring diversity 
  • Ensure an effective response to to Raised Concerns, and ensure change occurs 
  • Deliver transformational change of the culture of fear and blame
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include

Mr Perbinder Grewal

General & Vascular Surgeon, Human Factors & Patient Safety Trainer, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

Angela Hillery

Chief Executive
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Pamela Permalloo-Bass

Former Freedom to Speak Up Lead Guardian
Solent NHS Trust

David Locke

Solicitor-Advocate Partner
Hill Dickinson LLP

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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