Meet the Final Three Speak Up Advocates

In the last two issues of Staff News we highlighted out new Speak Up Service and introduced our two new Speak Up Ambassadors and three of our new Speak Up Advocates.

In this issue, we introduce the remaining three Speak Up Advocates who highlight why they were keen to undertake this new role and why it’s so important for staff to talk to someone if they have any concerns at work.

Laura Campbell – Waiting List Adviser

“I wanted to become involved as I have undertaken similar roles in other organisations and have seen the benefits that come from having a team like this in place. I’m also aware that a lot of people don’t have the confidence to Speak Up for themselves and having advocate support can make a massive difference. Even if you just want to find out more about what we are doing, get in contact. “

Ross Heron – Contact Tracer

“These last few years have been particularly stressful and I want to be a part of any way in which we can make life at work easier, take some of the pressure off, and make sure there are no other factors making work more difficult. I want the NHS to live up to every ideal people have of it, and to make it the best it can be, and if I can be a part of that, then I’ll do what it takes to help out.”

Yasmin Fallan – Health Records

“I think it is important for people to have a confidential place to seek advice for concerns they may have and to assist them to make informed choices when and if required.”

About Speak Up

The Speak Up service aims to ensure your voice is heard, make it easier to raise concerns and ensure you feel supported when doing so. It is open to all NHS Forth Valley employees.

You can find out more about the Speak Up service on the Speak Up section of the NHS Forth Valley website, by emailing or calling 07815 478 117.

Messages and emails are only accessible to our two local Speak Up Ambassadors who provide a confidential, impartial service where you can discuss concerns in a safe space or just need some support, advice or information. Both Speak Up Ambassadors also act as confidential contacts for any concerns raised through the revised national Whistleblowing procedures