Speaking Up in the Perioperative Setting

J Perioper Pract. 2020 Jul;30(7-8):204-209

This article therefore looks to explain the role of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and how this new role impacts on how concerns should be raised.

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Patient safety is a key role for all staff who work in the perioperative environment. Being able to raise concerns and have these concerns listened to is a big part of maintaining patient safety. Freedom to Speak Up Guardians were introduced to assist health care workers in raising concerns; however, their access to perioperative areas may be restricted. This article therefore looks to explain the role of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and how this new role impacts on how concerns should be raised.