Duty of candour

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Duty of candour supports the implementation of consistent responses across health and social care providers when there has been an unexpected event or incident that has resulted in death or harm, that is not related to the course of the condition for which the person is receiving care.

About duty of candour

The Duty of Candour provisions set out a range of things that need to happen when unexpected or unintended harm has occurred.

In addition NHS Scotland in partnership with Care Inspectorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Social Services Council have developed an e-learning module for relevant health and social care staff which will support organisations with implementation.


You must be logged into TURAS LEARN in order to see the module.

Trainer resource

This pack and associated resources will enable you to facilitate a Duty of Candour workshop in an interactive and engaging way that is relevant to the staff within your organisation whether you work in a small care home or large hospital.