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 care home manager who has responsibility for ensuring that the duty of candour procedure is followed. The manager records the incident and reports as necessary to the Care Inspectorate. When an incident has happened, the 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 people who use our care services and their families. We support our staff if they have been affected by a duty of candour incident. Where families are affected by the duty of candour, we endeavour to provide support as appropriate. If you would like more information about Gowanlea, please contact: Fiona Whittaker, Home Manager | 01786 811460