Holyrood Parliament

AvMA consistently called for a statutory duty of candour in Scotland but had been told by the Scottish Government that it was not necessary or it could not work. Interest in a duty of candour grew following the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry and the Scottish duty of candour came into force in April 2018.

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The statutory framework is set out in the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016.