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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21600: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints of bullying have been made by NHS staff in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 26 February 2019

This information is not held centrally. Mechanisms for how complaints about bullying are recorded are matters for each individual Health Board within the framework of the relevant policy and procedure.

The Scottish Government is clear that bullying and harassment in our NHS is unacceptable under any circumstances. We continue to work with our partners to create a culture where all staff feel confident they can speak up about any dignity at work issues they may have.

We are carrying out a 'Once for Scotland' review of all our workforce HR policies, including bullying and harassment. The aim is to create a consistent approach with simplified, improvement focussed policies, which are person centred and supportive to all those involved.