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POLICY: Proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour for all health and social care services

17 December 2014
The RCN Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour for health and social care services
This RCN response set out our agreement with the principles of transparency, honesty and openness that a duty of candour supports.  We also detailed our support for putting a duty of candour on a statutory footing to help close the gap between what is good practice and reality. A statutory organisational duty should be more effective at achieving a consistent approach across all health and care services than the individual duties imposed by related guidance and codes of professional conduct.
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