Duty of Candour
All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour as an organisation
All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour as an organisation. This is a legal requirement which means that when unintended or unexpected events happen that result in death or harm as defined in the Act, the people affected understand what has happened, receive an apology, and that organisations learn how to improve for the future
An important part of this duty is that we provide a Duty of Candour Annual Report about how the duty of candour is implemented in our services.
Information on NHS Lothian's Duty of Candour and annual reports can be found by following this link.
Please click here NHS Lothian Duty of Candour annual report
You can get further information on Duty of Candour through the Scottish Government Website