Howbeck Healthcare has launched a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Role which has been commissioned by three Federations across North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal and East Staffordshire. Over 100 GP practices have signed up to receive this service initially up to the 31st March 2018. Tina Cookson has commenced in the role of Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, supported by a small team, and will support practices in ensuring the appropriate policies and processes are in place to ensure compliance with the NHS England and CQC requirements.
Tina worked in the NHS for over 34 years; 13 at an Executive Director level and has worked with Howbeck Healthcare since April 2016. Tina is a Registered Nurse and has received training in Freedom to Speak Up / Whistleblowing.