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Duty of Candour Procedures

The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 introduced a new duty of candour on health, care and social work services and came into effect on 1 April 2018.

This 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 to a service user.

Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire have a duty to provide a short report annually in April on how our service has operated the Duty of Candour over the year. We have created a link to our latest report below.  If you have any issues opening the report contact us on 01355 249897 and our workers will be happy to help.

For more information see link below:



www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Policy/Duty-of-Candour

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