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Duty of Candour Report

Published on 31 January 2019

The NHS Duty of Candour Reports for 2018-2019, 2019-2020,2020-2021 & 2021-2022.



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.