In this area you will find additional information and guidance on how to implement the National Whistleblowing Standards and how to handle whistleblowing concerns in your organisation.
Anyone providing a service for the NHS needs to know about the National Whistleblowing Standards.
To help with this, the INWO team have created two learning programmes. One is for staff needing an overview of the Standards and the other is for managers. The managers’ programme is for any person working in the NHS who is likely to receive concerns. It covers in-depth what a manager needs to know to be able to respond to a concern.
The modules are now available on the Turas website. Click here to access them.
A step-by-step guide for NHS boards on what to do now to implement the National Whistleblowing Standards in advance of the INWO go-live date of 1 April 2021. Read implementation guidance.
Information about what to consider when receiving a whistleblowing concern. Read guidance here.
To assist with implementation, and to ensure those wanting to raise concerns have access to all the information they need in relation to the Standards, the INWO team operates a free advice phone line. You can contact the team on:
Freephone: 0800 008 6112
This service is open to all NHS providers, staff and members of the public.
The INWO team will be available to offer the following advice:
- Information on transitional arrangements, including signposting whistleblowers who need to raise concerns before 1 April 2021
- Support and advice on implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards
- General enquiries from members of the public.