All dental professionals have a professional responsibility to report any treatment or behaviour which might pose a risk to patients or colleagues. We have developed new advice to help those we regulate to raise a concern in the right way.
A key part of this is ensuring that there is a culture of openness and honesty. Raising a concern should be input that is welcomed rather than tolerated. It is vital that staff raising a concern are listened to and that the information is acted upon. This type of environment benefits patients, colleagues and the wider health service.
We have developed advice for registrants on raising a concern in order to give clear information on:
For more information or support on raising a concern, we provide a free independent and confidential advice line that is provided by Public Concern at Work.
Public Concern at Work are a leading charity who provide advice to workers who are unsure whether or how to raise a public interest concern. You can contact them using their confidential advice line: 0800 668 1329.