INWO update

Given the understandable disruption to NHS services during COVID-19, we are working closely with our colleagues in the Scottish Government to ensure that the launch of the INWO and implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards comes at a suitable time and takes into account both the pressures caused by the pandemic and the usual pressures the winter season presents. We expect to announce a revised date for implementation soon, but to be clear, it will NOT be July 2020 as originally advised. Read more


January 2020: The following information is shared to prepare for implementation - date to be confirmed

Case studies

Categories Excerpt Date
  • Resolving an issue through business as usual
A laboratory technician notices that some of the samples coming from a ward have labels that have not been completed… January 2020
  • Concern involving a student
  • Moving from business as usual into the Standards
A student nurse notices that some of the medicines in the ward fridge are out of date… January 2020
  • Moving from business as usual into the Standards
  • Where business as usual has not worked
A nurse was concerned about inadequate staffing levels in the ward… January 2020