- You must raise concerns about patient care and safety, including any practitioner’s fitness to practise.
- Raising a concern is also known as whistleblowing.
- In some circumstances you are protected in law when you raise a concern.
- You should act quickly.
- You should keep a record of any concerns.
- You must protect patient confidentiality.
- You should record adverse incidents centrally, for example in your practice’s system or in the practice Accident Book.
- You should report near misses involving NHS-funded patients in England and Wales to the National Reporting and Learning System and to the equivalent bodies in the other UK countries.