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S5W-18992: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when ministers first received notice of the communication sent by Dr Munwar Hussain to the NHS Tayside board around 27 June 2018 outlining whistleblowing concerns, and what action was taken as a result.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 2 October 2018

On 3 September 2018 I received an email from Munwar Hussain in which he wrote that, on 27 June 2018, he received an email from a former junior doctor about bullying allegations. He stated that he then informed NHS Tayside’s Chair. NHS Tayside confirmed that the bulling allegations relate to Adult Mental Health Services which are presently under General Medical Council Enhanced Monitoring measures, of which Scottish Government officials were already aware.