Posts Tagged ‘Duty of candour’

NHS trusts must create conditions which encourage doctors and nurses to admit mistakes

Doctors and nurses need the support of an open and honest working environment where they are able to learn from mistakes and feel comfortable reporting inc...

How to avoid and deal with medical mistakes? Encourage honesty

Keep detailed patient records Begin by recording each decision that’s made and the reasons why. This is especially important if a patient has taken some...

Sorry shouldn’t be the hardest word for doctors

Generally speaking, patients who suffer clinical negligence at the hands of a medical professional tend to sue for one of two reasons. Either the mistake i...

Duty of candour extended to independent doctors

The statutory duty of candour which was introduced for NHS bodies in November 2014, has today (April 1) been extended to cover all other care providers reg...

Doctors’ role in duty of candour compliance

Hospital doctors will play a major part in their organisation's compliance with the new legal requirements to be open and transparent with patients. From ...

GMC sets out the professional duty of candour

The GMC has published a joint statement with other healthcare regulators setting out a professional duty of candour. The statement clarifies what the regu...

Creating a climate of openness in the NHS

We welcome the opportunity to provide views on the CQC’s new guidance on duty of candour and the 'fit and proper persons' requirements. It is right that...

Views sought on ‘duty of candour’ introduction

NHS trusts will have a new 'duty of candour' from October, obliging providers to be open and honest when things go wrong. The Care Quality Commission (CQC...

“Doctors don’t need a duty of candour”

Nearly all doctors understand their duty to be open and honest with patients or relatives when something goes wrong with their care. Of 677 doctors who re...

‘Significant harm’ should trigger NHS candour

A new legal duty for openness by NHS organisations when mistakes have been made is unnecessary, a defence body warns. A review - Building a Culture of Ca...

‘Tick box’ legislation no match for culture change

Mid-Staffs sounded sirens for change, which have been ringing through Parliament ever since. This came to a crescendo with the government’s response ...