About the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer

The Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) is the final stage of the process for those raising whistleblowing concerns about the NHS in Scotland.

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For whistleblowers

Information for staff providing NHS services on whistleblowing, how to raise a concern about an NHS Scotland service and how to complain to the INWO.

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For NHS organisations & NHS contractors

Information about the National Whistleblowing Standards that NHS providers are required to follow, and support & training.

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We publish findings to share learning from whistleblowing complaints and inform improvement.

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National Whistleblowing Standards

The principles and procedures that all NHS service providers are required to follow when handling whistleblowing concerns.

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