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The Duty of Candour

NHS organisations in Wales must be open and honest about the care and treatment patients get. This is a law that's part of the Health and Social Care Act 2020.

The duty of candour means that healthcare professionals must tell patients, or someone acting on their behalf, when harm is caused.

Our aims as an organisation are to:

  1. Building our future workforce
  2. Developing our current workforce
  3. Embedding culture and leadership in NHS Wales

So creating a culture of trust and openness within NHS Wales, with both existing and new healthcare professionals, is of the up-most importance to us.


Further support

If you have any questions or would like further information and guidance, please visit the Welsh Government website

You can also access an easy read version of The Duty of Candour.