Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety

Useful contacts

Advice and help

A whistleblowing charity that advises and supports individuals and encourages safe whistleblowing.
Website: https://protect-advice.org.uk/

British Medical Association
Website: www.bma.org.uk

Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Website: www.mddus.com

Medical Defence Union
Website: www.themdu.com

Medical Protection Society
Website: www.medicalprotection.org

NHS Whistleblowing Helpline
Website: https://speakup.direct/

Regulatory and investigatory bodies

Professional regulatory bodies

General Chiropractic Council
Website: www.gcc-uk.org

General Dental Council
Website: www.gdc-uk.org

General Medical Council
Website: www.gmc-uk.org
Phone: 0161 923 6602
Confidential Helpline: 0161 923 6399

General Optical Council
Website: www.optical.org

General Osteopathic Council
Website: www.osteopathy.org.uk

General Pharmaceutical Council
Website: www.pharmacyregulation.org

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
Website: www.psni.org.uk

Health and Care Professions Council
Website: www.hcpc-uk.co.uk

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Website: www.nmc.org.uk

Other regulatory and investigatory bodies

Care Quality Commission
Website: www.cqc.org.uk
See also Raising a concern with CQC: A quick guide for health and care staff about whistleblowing

NHS improvement
Website: https://improvement.nhs.uk/

NHS England (National Patient Safety Agency)
Website: www.england.nhs.uk

Professional Standards Authority
Website: www.professionalstandards.org.uk

Northern Ireland

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority in Northern Ireland
Website: www.rqia.org.uk


The Care Inspectorate
Website: www.careinspectorate.com

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Website: www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org


Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
Website: www.hiw.org.uk