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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

For whistleblowers

The Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) is currently working with NHS stakeholders on the implementation of the National Whistleblowing Standards in advance of the launch of the INWO service.

The start date of the INWO service will be confirmed in due course. While this had been planned for summer 2020, the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused understandable disruption to NHS services, and the Scottish Government therefore wrote to all boards on 30 March 2020 to confirm that the INWO implementation was one of the programmes of work they were pausing. We expect to announce a revised date for implementation soon.

This web page will be updated with detailed information about how to raise whistleblowing concern and how to submit it to the INWO in due course.

Updated: July 21, 2020