Duty Of Candour Annual Report 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

About Duty Of Candour

In line with The Edinburgh Practice’s Duty of Candour Policy an annual report is published as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year. This report provides details as to whether the Duty of Candour process has been activated within the previous financial year. Further information about our Duty of Candour policy can be found on our website.

If the Duty of Candour has been activated the number and nature of these incidents will be included, with any identifiable material redacted. Any incidences where the policy has been activated will be reflected upon, including learning points and areas for improvement, as well as any resulting changes to policy or procedure within the practice.


Incident Reporting

Type of unexpected or unintended incident (not related to the natural course of someone’s illness/underlying condition)Number of times this occurred between 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024
A person died0
A person incurred permanent lessening of
bodily, sensory, motor, physiologic or
intellectual functions
A person’s treatment increased0
The structure of a person’s body changed0
A person’s life expectancy shortened0
A person’s sensory, motor or intellectual
functions were impaired for 28 days or
A person needed health treatment to
prevent them from dying
A person needed health treatment in order
to prevent other injuries (as listed above)


The Edinburgh Practice have had no Duty of Candour incidents within this year’s reporting period. In line with the practice’s Duty of Candour policy, Healthcare Improvement Scotland have been notified of the publication of this report. The report has been published on our website to ensure that it is publicly available.