Consultation on new law to protect whistleblowers during recruitment when applying for NHS roles

Consultation not yet launched

The Government will consult on new measures to protect whistleblowers in the NHS to ensure they are not discriminated against when applying for NHS roles.

The consultation follows a recommendation made by Sir Robert Francis QC in the Freedom to speak up review report that the Government introduce protection for NHS whistleblowers from discrimination by employers on grounds of having made a protected disclosure.