Raising Concerns

The National Whistleblowing Standards are applicable across all NHS services. They should be accessible to anyone working (whether directly or indirectly) to deliver an NHS service.

Training courses in National Whistleblowing Standards are available on Turas Learn for all staff who work on behalf of the NHS in Scotland, including members of the dental team.

Further guidance and resources can be found on the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) website.

 

Raising Concerns
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All at NES actively wish to create an open and supportive environment where concerns can be raised and managed appropriately.

We endeavour to:

•ensure that systems are in place through which you can confidently raise concerns

•ensure that concerns raised are taken seriously

•maintain confidentiality if and where appropriate

•investigate properly and make an objective assessment of the concern

•keep you advised of progress

•ensure that action to resolve a concern is taken and monitored

•encourage you to follow your local authority safeguarding policy and that of the organisation.

If you have any concerns in the workplace, please seek help and advice.

The tables below outline contact details for Deanery staff and Core Training Advisers. In addition to this Dental Core trainees can contact their Educational Supervisors and Training Programme Director contacts for Specialty trainees can be found on the Scotland Deanery website.  

Table of email contacts for Scotland Deanery Deans and Administrators that work with dental trainee posts. Detail available in both Induction and Raising Concerns download powerpoint resources
Table of email contacts for Scotland Deanery Core Training Advisers that work with dental trainee posts. Detail available in both Induction and Raising Concerns download powerpoint resources
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The following e-learning resources are free and accessible on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh website:

Anti-Bullying and Undermining Campaign 

Tackling Bullying and Undermining in Surgery and Dentistry 

Civility Saves Lives 

Raising Concerns resource

Raising Concerns page download