Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5652

Date Request Received: 30/04/2020 10:41:04

Date Request Replied To: 02/06/2020 14:22:48

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Request Summary: whistleblowing

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
How many whistleblowing contacts have been raised within the Trust in the following time periods:

March 2019
April 2019
March 2020
April 2020

Please break this down by whether the case was raised with:
a) The Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian
b) The Trust’s other persons with responsibility for whistleblowing? This could include (but may not be limited to): executive director with responsibility for whistleblowing; non-executive director with responsibility for whistleblowing.
Answer To Question 1:
March 2019 – 4 contacts during March 2019
April 2019 – 17 contacts during April 2019
March 2020 – 5 contacts during March 2020
April 2020 – 3 contacts during April 2020

All cases were raised with the Trust’s Guardian
Question Number 2:
Does the Trust hold data about these contacts/cases in a spread sheet or database? If so, please could you provide a list of the data fields – for clarity, this could include but is not limited to categories such as “type of complaint”, “status of complaint”, etc.
Answer To Question 2:
Data is held in a secure spreadsheet.

The following are the categories by profession and the themes reported to the National Guardian’s Office.

Healthcare Assistants
Allied Healthcare Professionals
Administrative/Clerical Staff
Cleaning/Catering/Maintenance/Ancillary Staff
Board Members
Corporate Service Staff

1 Patient Safety/Quality
2 Bullying/Harassment
3 Detriment due to speaking up

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