Whistle-blowing guide for veterinary practice staff

Whistle-blowing  guide for veterinary practice staff

Whistle-blowing is the commonly used term for reporting on or exposing malpractice in the workplace – this could be something improper, illegal or negligent.

The vast majority of veterinary surgeons practice ethically, safely, legally and with due regard to health and safety issues and modern techniques. However, it is possible that occasionally you might see colleagues practicing in ways which you know quite well have been superseded or are well below a standard which could be considered reasonable.

Last revision: 2013
Edition: 2
Publisher: BVA
Number of pages: 7
Format: PDF

The person whose behaviour is worrying might be a member of the support staff, an assistant or a partner, and the approach needs to be different for each.

This guide includes:

  • Examples of situations which might cause concern
  • Tips for staff dealing with work situations which might lead to whistle-blowing
  • Whistle-blowing and the law
  • Whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal
  • Sources of help

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