NHSScotland supports and encourages an environment where employees can raise concerns about patient safety and malpractice.
The procedures for raising and handling whistleblowing concerns are detailed in the National Whistleblowing Standards. Where the employee remains dissatisfied, the concern can be escalated for external review to the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer.
The Standards are underpinned by legislation and form the National Whistleblowing Policy for NHSScotland. They were developed differently from the partnership approach used to create other national Workforce Policies. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and stakeholders, including NHSScotland employers and trade unions, co-produced the Standards, which were also subject to public consultation.
Principles and values
Learn about the principles and values that make sure employees and workers are treated fairly and consistently at work.
View the advice and support available to help anyone with personal or workplace difficulties while involved in workforce policy processes.
Right to be represented
The right to be represented applies to employees at any stage of a workforce policy process. Find out what this means for you.