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POLICY: Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill - Wilful Neglect & Duty of Candour

11 October 2015
The RCN Scotland written evidence to the Scottish Parliament consultation  on the health bill which included a duty of candour and an offence of wilful neglect
Our written evidence related specifically to Parts 2 and 3 of the Bill on duty of candour and ill-treatment and wilful neglect.

Broadly, we supported the creation of a legal requirement for health and social care organisations to inform people (or their carers/families) when they have been harmed as a result of the care or treatment they have received and support the principles of transparency, honesty and openness.

We did not agree, however, that a new offence or wilful neglect should be created now. This written evidence built on our written response to the original consultation, submitted in December 2014.
If you have any comments or would like to find out more information then please contact the RCN Scotland Policy team by emailing them at policyscotland@rcn.org.uk or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH

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