Healing Process to hold online information and Q&A session

Opportunity for people to find out more before closing date this month

People who feel they suffered bullying or harassment in the past while working with NHS Highland are invited to take part in an online information and question and answer session on the Healing Process.

The session, being held online on Friday 19 February from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, is designed to let individuals learn more about the Healing Process before registration closes on 26 February. 

The Healing Process was developed by NHS Highland in partnership with whistle blowers, colleagues and other stakeholders, with Scottish Government funding, to help people who suffered from historical bullying and harassment while working for the health board in Highland and Argyll & Bute up to 31 December 2019.

People taking part in the online session will find out more about the range of options available to participants in the Healing Process service. The service is run by a professional team of independent advisers who manage and support individuals through the process to find the most suitable solution for them. Options include access to the Independent Review Panel; one-to-one discussions (held remotely); formal apologies and independent psychological therapies.

Pam Dudek, NHS Highland Chief Executive, said: “The online session this month is an opportunity for potential participants in the Healing Process to find out more about the service and how it can help them heal.

“We would urge individuals affected by past bullying or harassment while working for NHS Highland to register for the Healing Process by the closing date of 26 February if they have not yet done so. 

“We have been unequivocal in our support of those who have experienced bullying and harassment and we’re deeply sorry for the harm that has been caused to every one of those individuals.”

To join the online Healing Process information session please visit: http://bit.ly/TheHealingProcess