FOI release

FOI whistleblowing handling practices

Whistleblowing claims in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 and follow up action.



This information request included:

  • the nature of whistleblowing concerns in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015
  • referrals from the Employment Tribunal Service about whistleblowing claims against NHS organisations received by Monitor
  • indicators of detriment suffered by NHS staff who have made disclosures to Monitor, including suspension, disciplinary action and dismissal
  • the range of Monitor’s investigatory action in cases where disclosures raised potential governance issues and how many cases were investigated in the financial year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015
  • how Monitor makes its decisions on whether to act upon the Employment Tribunal Service’s findings and what criteria it applies
  • how many investigations have been carried out on the basis of the Employment Tribunal Service’s findings and copies of the investigation reports
Published 2 October 2015