FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY
I write in response to your request for a copy of NHS Lothian’s Whistleblowing Policy.
I have been provided with information to help answer your request by Ms Janis Brown,
Associate Director – Employee Relations.
· Please supply a copy of your Whistleblowing Policy or equivalent documents.
A copy of the Board’s current Whistleblowing policy (called the Freedom of Speech
Policy) is enclosed. The policy was originally introduced in September 2005. It was
produced in accordance with the relevant NHS Scotland Partnership Information
Network (PIN) Guideline. The policy was revised in October 2011 to reflect changes in
the designated Disclosure Officers. A new version which reflects the recently updated
NHS Scotland PIN Policy on Whistleblowing is currently in preparation.