The Duty of Candour and Being Open

The Duty of Candour and Being Open

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Course Overview

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. 

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will: • Understand what is meant by a ‘statutory duty of candour’ • Be familiar with local NHS policy and the NHS’s National Patient Safety Agency guidance on ‘Being Open’ • Be aware of the requirements for organisations and individuals under a statutory duty of candour

What is the target audience?

  • Clinical negligence practitioners


About Instructor - Alison Joyce

Alison is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience in the fields of clinical negligence law, risk management and compliance. Alison has previously held two positions in the NHS; Claims Manager and Governance Leader, and now provides specialist advice on a consultancy basis to the healthcare sector and to law firms through her company A Joyce Compliance and Risk Ltd.

Course Curriculum

The Duty of Candour and Being Open

  • Webinar- The Duty of Candour and Being Open
  • Slides- The Duty Of Candour And Being Open
    17 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60