All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. In addition to a professional duty of candour, this is a legal requirement which means that when unintended or unexpected adverse 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 an annual report about how the duty of candour is implemented in our services. The Glencairn Medical Practice report 2020 (covering the period 1 April 2019 till 31 March 2020) can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Duty of Candour Report 2020