Report to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport into Cultural Issues related to allegations of Bullying and Harassment in NHS Highland

Thu, 09 May 2019

A report into cultural issues related to allegations of bullying and harassment in NHS Highland by John Sturrock QC and the Scottish Government's response. In a statement to parliament, the Scottish Government restated that bullying and harassment has no place in the NHS and that NHS Highland should immediately consider how the report's recommendations should be applied. Measures in response include: a summit to promote positive workplace practices; dedicated Whistleblowing Champions recruited to every health board by the end of 2019; and the introduction of legislation to allow the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman to take on the role of Independent National Whistleblowing Officer for NHS Scotland by summer 2020.

Category: Health and Medicine »  Health care workers; National health service. Keyword(s): Workplace bullying and harassment; Whistleblowing. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: John Sturrock QC; Scottish Government


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