11. Making a concern public (Wider Disclosures)

11.1 A worker can consider making their concerns public if:

11.1.1 they have done all they can to deal with any concern by raising it within the organisation or contract they work in, and/or with the appropriate external body;

11.1.2 they have good reason to believe patients are still at risk of harm; and

11.1.3 the making the disclosure public does not breach confidentiality.

11.2 We recommend that workers seek legal advice either independently or through a union or membership body before making a decision of this kind to better understand the impact this might have on your position.