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We are still not there yet

NHS Scotland staff who are not satisfied with internal investigations will soon be able to enlist the help of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO).

Legislation will be introduced to Parliament in 2018 to bring the INWO role under the auspices of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.  This would provide statutory powers to help whistleblowers.  The INWO will also examine health boards’ culture and approach to whistleblowing – particularly where a whistleblower claims to have been unfairly treated as a result of raising a concern.
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ScotGov:  Freedom to speak up for NHS Scotland staff

Not all problems / mistakes occur in hospitals

This is not a P/T post, given all that has gone wrong before!

Should have been done years ago

Cover-ups in ‘bad practice’ lead to repeated mistakes in NHS treatments

Duty of Care to ‘client/patient’ NOT irresponsible managers

Reduced financial uncertainty for customers and significant financial savings for Councils.