I will shortly be publishing my response to the public consultation on how the National Guardian will operate, outlining my plans for the scope and function of the role and how it will work with the local freedom to speak up guardians.
When I was appointed I promised to make it a priority to meet with all those who had already expressed an interest in this. If you would like to meet – I hope you will be able to join me at the Friends House, Euston on 14 March 10 am to 1pm.
You may have heard that I am also holding two other events in March for NHS staff who want to learn more about the Office of the National Guardian. These are primarily intended for provider organisations that will be implementing the Local Guardian role.
I have recently set out my initial thoughts on the priorities for my first months in post, which include establishing a strong network of local freedom to speak up guardians, sharing best practice, and independently reviewing cases where there may have been failures to follow good practice. You can read more on this, and my expectations, on the CQC website here.
Dame Eileen Sills
Office of the National Guardian – Freedom to Speak Up
- Monday, 14 March 2016 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
- Friends House – 173-177 Euston RoadNW1 London, Greater London NW1 2BJ GB – View Map