Speak up Guardian

Freedom to Speak Up is about encouraging a positive culture where people feel they can speak up and their voices will be heard, and their suggestions acted upon.

The video below will inform you about how your local Freedom to Speak Up Guardian can support you:

How do I get in touch?

You can contact them by letter, telephone or email.

NHS England

PO Box 16738

Redditch B97 9PT

Telephone 0300 311 22 33

Email: england.speakup1@nhs.net

If a concern is about another part of the NHS outside of the ICB, there are other routes that can be taken:

NHS Improvement for concerns about:

  • How NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are being run
  • Other providers with an NHS provider license
  • NHS procurement, choice and competition
  • The national tariff


Care Quality Commission for quality and safety concerns:


NHS England for concerns about:

  • Primary medical services (general practice)
  • Primary dental services
  • Primary ophthalmic service
  • Local pharmaceutical services


Health Education England for education and training in the NHS:


NHS Protect for concerns about fraud and corruption: