Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc and Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 3 March 2016.

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Photo of Rhoda Grant Rhoda Grant Labour

I, too, will be brief. At stage 2, I argued that the duty of candour should go through all health and social care processes, and that patients should be informed of their treatment and given all the available information. That is to make the treatment person centred. Malcolm Chisholm’s amendments 3 and 4 emphasise that the person must be in control of the information that they receive and of whether they get detail. It is about the person being at the very centre of the treatment so that they can either refuse to have information or have all the information about their care.