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Call for Evidence

Terms of Reference

This submission form is not currently public. Please only use this form if invited to do so by the committee, otherwise your submission might not be considered.

Evidence should be submitted by 8 March 2024. Written evidence can be submitted of no more than 3,000 words. 

  • How effectively does NHS leadership encourage a culture in which staff feel confident raising patient safety concerns, and what more could be done to support this?
  • What has been the impact of the 2019 Kark Review on leadership in the NHS as it relates to patient safety?
  • What progress has been made to date on recommendations from the 2022 Messenger Review?
  • How effectively have leadership recommendations from previous reviews of patient safety crises been implemented?
  • How could better regulation of health service managers and application of agreed professional standards support improvements in patient safety?
  • How effectively do NHS leadership structures provide a supportive and fair approach to whistleblowers, and how could this be improved?
  • How could investigations into whistleblowing complaints be improved?
  • How effectively does the NHS complaints system prevent patient safety incidents from escalating and what would be the impact of proposed measures to improve patient safety, such as Martha’s Rule?
  • What can the NHS learn from the leadership culture in other safety-critical sectors e.g. aviation, nuclear?