Tell us if you have a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian


Review of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in primary care.


Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board (PCB) and NHS Greater Manchester are reviewing the provision of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across all aspects of primary care.

We want to ensure everyone working in primary care, and the integrated system as a whole, has a clear route to speak up in their workplace.

If you are a practice manager or in a leading role in your locality representing community pharmacy, dentistry, general practice or optometry, then we want to hear from you.

Complete this quick survey so we can understand the extent of guardian coverage across primary care. Deadline is 5pm on 29 February.

The results of our survey will help us to co-design with providers an appropriate Freedom to Speak Up Guardian programme across Greater Manchester’s health workforce. As we develop the programme, we want to understand and tackle the barriers primary care providers might face when speaking up.

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians support workers to ‘speak up’ when they feel they can’t in other ways. Speaking up can be about anything that gets in the way of patient care, doesn’t feel right or the behaviour of others which you feel is having an impact on your or others’ well-being.

There are more than 1,000 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in the NHS and independent sector organisations overseen and trained by the National Guardians Office.

The National Guardians office and NHS England recently published guidance around Freedom to Speak Guardians for integrated care boards, to ensure routes to speak up were visible to staff.

For further information please contact or who are scoping out the current provision for the GM system.