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Duty of Candour Report

Published on 09 August 2023

NSS Duty of Candour Reports since 2018-2019 (when the requirement was introduced)



All health, care and social work services in Scotland must follow organisational duty of candour legislation. This means that when an unintended or unexpected event happens that results in death or harm, the people affected understand what has happened, receive an apology, and that organisations learn how to improve for the future.

The NHS National Services Scotland Duty of Candour Annual Report describes how we have implemented and followed the legislation in our services.