Healthcare Improvement Scotland was “not aware”

Organisational Duty of Candour was enacted , after full approval by the Scottish Parliament, on the 1st April 2018.

On the 18th April 2018, Healthcare Improvement Scotland stated: “We fully support Duty of Candour and are not exempt from its legal obligations.”

This public statement was wrong. The Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland has subsequently confirmed: “Our initial response was incorrect saying that we are not exempt”.

I do worry that the most influential NHS Board in Scotland has been exempted from Duty of Candour legislation.

To my knowledge, there has been no correction made publicly by Healthcare Improvement Scotland about its exemption form Duty of Candour.

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