Contractual Duty of Candour: a More Open NHS Culture (Department of Health)


New rules requiring transparency in NHS organisations, and intended to increase patient confidence, have been announced by Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter following a public consultation. The NHS Commissioning Board will include a contractual duty of openness in all commissioning contracts from April 2013. NHS organisations will be required to tell patients if their safety has been compromised, apologise, and ensure lessons are learned.

Read more: Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture. Department of Health.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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