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COVID-19 update

Our office is currently not open to visitors. We are responding to emails; however, due to the impact on our staffing resources, our response times will be affected.  From Monday 25 May 2020, we will also be operating a limited telephone service.  Our Scottish Welfare Fund review service is still available by telephone as normal.  Please read our information for customers and organisations

Independent National Whistleblowing Officer update

We have been progressing our work with the Scottish Government to give us powers to look at whistleblowing concerns in the NHS in Scotland.  The Scottish Government has now sent the draft legislation to the Parliament for further scrutiny.  Alongside the draft order, SPSO has provided the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee with the final draft of our National Whistleblowing Standards. 

Please see our full update for more information.  This includes a link to the final draft Standards and a summary of our consultation responses.

 

Updated: October 30, 2019