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NHSScotland Confidential Alert Line: Six month review report

NHSScotland Confidential Alert Line: Six month review report

Friday, January 11, 2019

ISBN: 9781787815087

Evaluation by Protect of the NHS Scotland whistleblowing helpline during the period 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018.

Executive Summary

This report has been prepared by Protect relating to the whistleblowing helpline during the period 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018.

In the above review period Protect were contacted by 20 individuals who identified to one of their advisers that they work for NHSScotland. This is a decrease in calls compared to the previous six-month reporting period there were 28 calls between 1 August 2017 and 31 January 2018).

16 of these 20 cases involved a public interest or whistleblowing concern, namely one in which the interests of others, colleagues, the public or the organisation itself were at risk. 4 cases related to private matters, namely where the issue involved an employment or HR matter or was a patient complaint about an issue affecting only the patient.