INWO update

The go-live date for the implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards and the full Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) service will be 1 April 2021. Read more


The following information is shared to prepare for implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards by 1 April 2021.

For NHS organisations

NHS organisations will be required to follow the National Whistleblowing Principles and Standards. The Standards are being shared in advance of the start of the INWO service for information and to help NHS organisations to prepare for implementation.

The Principles and Standards explain what is expected of NHS organisations and contractors about their handling of whistleblowing concerns.

The sector information includes specific guidance for primary care, health and social care partnerships, students and volunteers.

Our training, guidance and resources offer supporting information on handling concerns.

Updated: January 5, 2021