Argyll & Bute is to have its own independent review to investigate the possibility of a bullying culture within the NHS there.
The report by John Sturrock QC earlier this year into allegations of on bullying within NHS Highland advised that such a review should be undertaken.
A tendering process for conducting the review is under way , with a potential outcome in November and a report available in late March next year, NHS Highland board members heard at their bi-monthly board meeting yesterday.
The board also discussed progress on addressing the hurt felt by victims of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
An executive team has been commissioned to develop a single process for restitution and healing, modelled on a case-by-case basis.
An NHS spokeswoman said: “The board is committed to working with those that came forward and providing specific and individualised support, recognising that there will need to be a range of tailored solutions.
“A proposal for the operation of the scheme will be presented at the November board meeting and will suggest when it should go live and how long it should run.”
NHS Highland’s director of human resources Fiona Hogg is the lead on the team, supported by a programme manager appointed from within the human resources team.
A new external chair is to be created to provide independent scrutiny as recommended in the Sturrock report.