National Whistleblowing Standards

From July 2020 the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman is also the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO). 

The INWO has developed a set of National Whistleblowing Standards that set out the high level principles and a detailed procedure for investigating concerns.  These Standards are now being shared for information and to help prepare NHS organisations for implementation in advance of July 2020. For further information, please visit the new INWO website at

Updated: January 23, 2020