Raising concerns & whistleblowing

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Whistleblowing, raising concerns and speaking up are all phrases which describe being able to disclose information safely.  

Pharmacists and their teams have a professional duty to report any wrongdoings, and ‘speak up when they have concerns or when things go wrong’. 

This guide provides information for pharmacists and their teams about raising concerns. Including why it’s important, how to raise a concern, and signposting to further information.

First Published: 19 May 2022
Updated: 10 January 2023

Sections on this page 

  • What is whistleblowing?
  • Why does raising concerns matter? 
  • What can I do if I witness wrongdoing? 
  • Should I raise my concerns anonymously? 
  • Do I need to raise concerns with my employer first? 
  • Do all whistleblowers have legal protection? 
  • Where can I seek further advice on raising concerns?  
  • Terminology  
  • Further information

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