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Consultation on proposals for the introduction of the role of an Independent National (Whistleblowing) Officer for NHSScotland Staff

Consultation on proposals for the introduction of the role of an Independent National (Whistleblowing) Officer for NHSScotland Staff

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781785448331

This consultation seeks views on proposals for the establishment of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer(INO)for the employees of NHSScotland.

Executive Summary

In response to the 'Freedom to Speak Up Review' the Scottish Government made a commitment to develop and establish the role of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer(INO)to provide an independent and external level of review on the handling of whistleblowing cases in NHSScotland.

This consultation seeks views on the following proposals:

1. The role of the INO

2. Principles and process for raising concerns with the INO

3. Should the INO have prescribed powers?

4. Where should the INO role be hosted

5. Health and Social Care Integration

6. What should the INO be called in Scotland?

Respond to this consultation online