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Concerns raised with speak-up guardians are steadily rising

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 19 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6571
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The number of concerns reported to the NHS’s “freedom to speak up guardians” has been steadily increasing since the guardians were introduced in England in 2017. Since April that year thousands of concerns have been reported to the guardians at NHS trusts, data from the National Guardian’s Office shows (fig …

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