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This training is for anybody who provides services on behalf of the NHS in Scotland, including students, contractors and volunteers.

In these modules you will learn about the National Whistleblowing Standards (the Standards) and the role of the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO).

The Standards came into force on 1 April 2021 and are a step change in how whistleblowing concerns are dealt with in the NHS. They describe how organisations must provide protection and support for people who speak up about harm or wrong doing.

The modules have been provided by the INWO and are set out in 3 different learning programmes for:

  • people who need an overview of the Standards;
  • people who are line managers or work in a similar role, who are likely to receive concerns from colleagues in their day-to-day work; and
  • senior managers who are involved with not only receiving concerns, but also investigating, responding to, and reporting on whistleblowing concerns to the board.

Training resources for Confidential Contacts

 At the bottom of this page, boards will find a link to case study based training resources for Confidential Contacts. 

Learning programmes

Note: You will need to login with your Turas account to view and complete the learning programmes below:

  • Whistleblowing : an overview
  • Whistleblowing : for line managers
  • Whistleblowing : for senior managers

If you do not have an account then please register for a free Turas account.

Training resources for Confidential Contacts

Please note that the resources for Confidential Contacts are not part of the formal whistleblowing learning programmes above.

These resources are available to be downloaded and used by boards to run facilitated discussions with groups of Confidential Contacts for training purposes.