National Once for Scotland Whistleblowing Standards and training
The new Once for Scotland National Whistleblowing Standards are now available, providing information and guidance for NHSScotland staff.
The new standards have been agreed by Scottish Government and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO).
The standards will provide an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) service for NHS Scotland; that role will be taken by Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO).
The aim of the standards
The aim of the standards is to promoting a culture of speaking up in the NHS and will set out high level principles and provide a detailed procedure for investigating concerns.
The INWO will ensure that everyone delivering NHS services in Scotland is able to speak up to raise concerns when they see harm or wrongdoing putting patient safety at risk, confident that they can do so in a protected way.
To support the implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards, two training modules are now available. They are:
1. Whistleblowing: an overview for staff
Provides an introduction to the National Whistleblowing Standards, how it relates to other HR processes and how to use the Standards
2. Whistleblowing: for managers and people who receive concerns
Provides an introduction to the National Whistleblowing Standards, how it relates to other HR processes, encouraging staff to raise concerns, concerns for managers and reporting and learning from concerns
All NHS staff, including students, contractors and volunteers, should complete the training.
The modules are available on Turas Learn
April, 01 2021