A name adopted by Lancashire Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

Whistleblowing and Freedom to Speak up Guardians

Pharmacies need to review/update their Whistleblowing Policies by the end of September 2017 in line with NHS England guidance. The updated guidance now requires pharmacies to appoint a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian which is an independent person that staff can contact in confidence if they have any concerns.

If you have not already identified a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and need one, you can ask the Service Development Manager of the LPC if they are willing to be yours. To do this, write to: office@pharmacylancashire.org

Click on this link for more information on whistleblowing polices and pharmacies duties http://psnc.org.uk/contract-it/psnc-briefings-pharmacy-contract-and-it/psnc-briefing-02017-psnc-briefing-02017-psncs-guidance-to-contractors-on-whistleblowing-updated/

Community Pharmacy Lancashire

Community Pharmacy Lancashire represents community pharmacies located in the Health & Wellbeing Board areas of Blackpool Borough Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council & Lancashire County Council.