The Duty of Candour and Being Open
Published on 6 February 2013, the Francis Inquiry Report, which examined the causes of the failings in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, recommended that a statutory duty of candour be introduced in order to ensure that providers of health and adult social care are open with patients when things go wrong.
From October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval, all NHS trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities will be required to comply with the statutory duty of candour. This is part of a fundamental standard requirement and will be extended to all other providers by April 2015 and will ensure that honesty and transparency are the norm in every organisation.
Delivered by former NHS Claims Manager and Governance Leader Alison Joyce, this course will be of interest to clinical negligence practitioners of all levels and will provide an in-depth examination of what the statutory duty of candour will mean in practice and what implications this may have when you advise clients.
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