Whistleblowing Policy COR P P 19 V1 Essay

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WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Title:

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedures

Policy Reference Number:

COR/P&P.19/V1.01

Summary:

This policy is intended to encourage and enable staff to raise serious concerns within NHS Hampshire and
Hampshire Community Health Care.

Associated Documents:
Target Audience:

All staff of Hampshire Primary Care Trust.

Document Version:

Version 1.01

Date of this Version:

November 2009

Date Issued:

November 2009

Author’s Name:

K Salmom, Lead Manager for Operational Human
Resources and Best Practice

Custodian’s Name:

S Grant, Director of Workforce and Communications

Approved by:

JCNC

Date of meeting: HCHC Policy Mgt Group
Quality and Governance Committee

Ratified by:

23/11/2009
24/11/2009

Technical changes logged by the
Compliance unit, March 2010
Date:

Signature of
Chief Executive:

Hampshire Community Health Care (as the ‘provider’) and NHS Hampshire (as the
‘commissioner’), are autonomous organisations that constitute the legal entity of Hampshire
Primary Care Trust.
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Whistleblowing Policy & Procedures (HRE/P&P.19/V1.01) Review Date: 24/11/2012

Hampshire Community Health Care

Version 1.01

POLICY DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT CONTROL PANEL
Policy Title: Whistleblowing Policy and Procedures
Policy Reference Number:
Version Number: 1.01
Date of Issue: 24/11/2009

Review Date: 24/11/2012

Policy Custodian: Sandra Grant,
Designation: Director of Workforce and Communications
Email Address: sandra.grant@hchc.nhs.uk
Is this a new policy?
No
If ‘Yes’, why is it required?
(i.e. new legislation necessitating Trust compliance)
How does the Policy link to:
Standards for Better Health
NHSLA PCT Risk Management Standards
National Service Framework
Other (please specify):
If ‘No’, name of previous policy and reason for replacement:
Policy due for review
Who has been involved/consulted in order to develop this Policy?
Joint Consultation and Negotiation Committee
Has the Trust’s Legal Services Manager checked this policy?
No
The Legal Services Manager Part of HCHC Policy Management Group (PMG). The PMG reviews all the policies
Summary of significant changes made:
Section:
Section:
Section:
Section:
Approval Route:
Date
HCHC QGC
Ratification Route: HCHC Board
Date:

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure

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Hampshire Community Health Care

Version 1.01

Amendments summary:
Version Issued no. 1.00
Aug
2007
1.01
Nov
2009

Section

Reason

Following the policy expiration date, the policy was reviewed and circulated for consultation and feedback on further amendments required to ensure the policy was still adhering to legislation/case law and was still ‘fit for purpose’. In summary, the outcome of the policy review was only minor amendments were required to ensure the policies were still ‘fit for purpose’. These amendments were as follows:Throughout -Clarified that the document refers to both document Hampshire Community Health Care and NHS
Hampshire employees – by replacing PCT with
‘Trust’, or where explicit reference to both was required, used the wording ‘Hampshire Community
Health Care and NHS Hampshire (part of
Hampshire Primary Care Trust).
-Updated and correct referencing to current post titles, existing documents, policies and procedures, as required by the NHSLA.
Section 7.2.4 Added ‘ Non Executive Director’ as a contact
– Guidance for
Whistleblower
Section 8.9 - Name ‘ Care First’ added
Guidance for (ie name of employee assistance provider the manager
Section 9 – New paragraph 9.4 added under section 9 with
How can the advice regarding wider public disclosure matter be taken further
Section 10

Heading changed to from ‘Audit Standards and
Criteria’ to ‘ Monitoring and Review’

Section 11

New section inserted – Training and Awareness

Section 12

New Section inserted - Accessibility and reasonable adjustments for all employees

Appendix 1

‘Quality Manager’…