Raising concerns

Information on raising concerns

Taking action on concerns about the safety or wellbeing of people in your care.

Information on raising concerns

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We have published updated guidance on Raising Concerns, supported by Helene Donnelly, ambassador for cultural change at Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, who spoke to NMC Council about raising concerns.

Helene's talk is avaliable to watch below and on our YouTube channel.


Raising Concerns
provides guidance for nurses and midwives on raising concerns, setting out broad principles that will help them think through the issues and take appropriate action in the public interest. This new edition includes information on recent legislation that offers protection to whistleblowers as well as updated information on organisations nurses and midwives can go to for further advice. It has also been rewritten to be clearer and more concise and has attained the Plain English campaign's Crystal Mark for clarity, the first NMC publication to do so.

Use the links to download the guidance, read supporting information, and download the training toolkit to help facilitate discussion and promote the importance of raising and escalating concerns in your team.

  • Toolkit

    These additional resources are available to help facilitate discussion and promote the importance of raising concerns amongst your team

  • Whistleblowing

    What is whistleblowing?