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COVID-19 update

Please be aware that our office is currently not open to visitors.  Following the latest Government advice, we are not arranging face-to-face appointments for the foreseeable future. We are responding to emails; however, due to the impact on our staffing resources, our response times will be affected.  Please read our information for customers and organisations

About the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer

In 2020 the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman will also be taking up the role of the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO). The aim is to make sure everyone delivering NHS services in Scotland is able to speak out to raise concerns, ultimately contributing to ensuring that the NHS in Scotland is as well run as possible.

The INWO has developed a set of National Whistleblowing Standards that set out the high level principles and a detailed procedure for investigating concerns.

Find out more via the menu links on the right.

Updated: June 15, 2020