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Whistleblowing Policy

From 1 April 2021, the new National Whistleblowing Standards will be implemented and will immediately form the Once for Scotland Whistleblowing Policy.

The National Whistleblowing Standards are available at https://inwo.spso.org.uk/national-whistleblowing- standards

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s User Guide for Whistleblowing Standards is available here, which includes details on How to Whistleblow as below:

  • How to Whistleblow

Staff should always be encouraged to raise concerns within their own line management structures in the first instance. This is referred to as ‘business as usual’ within the Standards, and is good practice, as it affords the local service the opportunity to resolve the issues at the earliest opportunity. This is not part of formal whistleblowing procedures, but is an important precursor to the process (See Appendix 1)

There are times, however, that this will not be successful, and it is at this stage that staff may choose to raise a formal whistleblowing concern. To do so, the contact details are:

Email: [email protected]

Address: Whistleblowing. JB Russell House, Board Headquarters, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH

Phone: 0141 201 4477

  • Confidential Contacts

In line with the Standards, NHSGGC has in place Confidential Contacts, who are independent of the normal management structures for the whistleblowing case in question, and have the capacity and capability to be a point of contact for staff across the organisation who raise concerns.   Confidential Contacts support staff by providing a safe space to discuss the concern, and assist the staff member in raising the concern.

The Confidential Contacts in NHSGGC are available here.

  • Training & Resources

National Training Modules, and further resources, are available at https://inwo.spso.org.uk/guidance-and-resources.

 Whistleblowing User Guide - as agreed in Partnership

 

Confidential Contacts For GGC Staff

NAME

TITLE

DIRECTORATE

CONTACT NUMBER

CONTACT EMAIL

Lin Calderwood,

National & Contractor Programme Manager

eHealth

07983 966359 

[email protected]

Kim Donald

Lead Complaints Manager

Corporate

07976 160 970

[email protected]

Sajid Farid

Consultant physician - Stroke Services

Clyde Sector

7545670246

[email protected]

Daniel Furnivall

Workforce Systems Analyst

Human Resources

0141 278 2615

[email protected]

Gillian Hannah

Risk Manager

Board wide

07720 487483 

[email protected]

Stephen Hepburn

Senior Charge Nurse

Clyde Sector

 

[email protected]

Isabella Irvine

Receptionist

Mental Health

 

[email protected].nhs.uk

Danny Scott

Speech & Language Therapist

Mental Health

07940741747 

[email protected]

 

Previous policy:

Board Whistleblowing Policy.

Please Note:The Whistleblowing section has been extracted from the Board Code of Conduct Policy for ease of reference. This was agreed with Staff Side in May 2016.

Last Updated: 01 April 2021