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Duty of Candour

The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 sets out that a responsible person that provides a health, care, or social work service during a financial year must prepare an annual report, as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of that financial year. The report must be published in a manner that is publicly accessible

The new organisational Duty of Candour on health, care and social work services came into effect on 1 April 2018 . The overall purpose of the new duty is to ensure that organisations are open, honest and supportive when there is an unexpected or unintended incident resulting in death or harm.

This duty requires organisations to follow a Duty of Candour procedure which will include:


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