All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. This is a legal requirement which means that when things go wrong and mistakes happen, 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 is that we provide an annual report about the duty of candour in our services.
This short report describes how our care service has carried out our duty of candour during the time between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022.
- How many incidents happened to which the duty of candour applies?
In the last year, there have been no incidents to which the duty of candour applied.
- Information about our policies and procedures
Where something has happened that triggers the duty of candour, our staff report this to the Locality Manager who has responsibility for ensuring that the duty of candour procedure is followed. The Locality Manager records the incident and reports as necessary to the Care Inspectorate.
When an incident has happened, the Locality Manager and staff set up a learning review. This allows everyone involved to review what happened and identify changes for the future. All new staff learn about the duty of candour at their induction.
We know that serious mistakes can be distressing for staff as well as the people who use our Change Grow Live Forth Valley service, and their families. We have employee welfare support in place for our staff if they have been affected by a duty of candour incident. If you would like more information about Change Grow Live Forth Valley, please contact us using these details: