To Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services

The Scottish Government intends to introduce a statory requirement on organisations providing health and social care to have arrangements in place to demonstrate their committment to disclose instances of physical or psychological harm.

The Statutory Duty of Candour would apply to health and social care services provided by NHS Boards, Local Authorities, all organisations providing services regulated by the Care Inspectorate, independant hospitals, independant hospices, General Practices, community pharmacies, dental practices and otometry practices. As this is an organisation duty, it would not apply to individuals providing services, for example childmiders. The Statutory duty will require that an organisation must act in an open and transparent way with people when things go wrong. It will outline the minimum requirements that must be in place to support the duty of candour and require that reports are made to describe the implemetation arrangements.

002 Dr Robert Farley

003 Carolyn Clark

005 Alex Paton - North Ayrshire PPF

010 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

011 NHS Lothian

013 West Lothian Council

015 NHS National Services Scotland

016 Royal College of Nursing Scotland

017 Community Pharmacy Scotland

018 Care Inspectorate

020 North Ayrshire Council

021 East Dunbartonshire Council

022 General Pharmaceutical Council

023 Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee

025 Alzheimer Scotland

030 Ros Micklem, Ms

031 Scottish Ambulance Service

032 Medical Defence Union

033 Marie Curie

035 Falkirk Council Social Work Services

036 Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

037 Children 1st

039 Argyll and Bute Council

041 NHS 24

044 NHS Ayrshire and Arran

046 The National Carer Organisations

048 The National Pharmacy Association Ltd

049 General Dental Council

050 North Lanarkshire Council

051 NHS Lanarkshire

052 Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

054 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

055 BMA Scotland

056 NHS Lothian (Community Nursing)

057 Information Commissioner's Office

058 NHS Tayside

059 Sandra Wylie

060 Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

061 NSPCC Scotland

062 Healthcare Improvement Scotland

063 NHS Lothian

064 Scottish Infected Blood Forum

065 The Salvation Army

068 Aberdeenshire Council

069 Patients First Scotland

070 Law Society of Scotland

071 Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

072 The Company Chemists Association

073 Scottish Independent Hospital Association

076 Picker Institute Edinburgh

077 AvMA - Action Against Medical Accidents

078 Enable

080 NHS Tayside

081 WithScotland

082 NHS Health Scotland

083 Quarrier

084 GMC Scotland

086 The Alliance

087 NHS National Waiting Times Centre

088 British Red Cross

091 BLM

092 Fife Council

094 Medical Protection Society (MPS)

098 Parkinson's UK in Scotland

100 Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists

101 Scottish Care

102 South Lanarkshire Council

103 NHS Forth Valley

110 Social Work Scotland


Email: Prof Craig White

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