The General Medical Council (GMC), with seven other UK professional healthcare regulators, has published a joint statement on the professional duty of candour. This statement clarifies the expectations upon health professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
“In addition to the statement, the GMC is also working with the Nursing & Midwifery Council NMC to develop joint explanatory guidance on what a professional duty of candour means in practice for doctors, nurses and midwives. This will expand on the advice in the GMC’s core guidance, Good medical practice, and NMC’s code, The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives”.
This relates to:
Joint statement from the Chief Executives of statutory regulators of healthcare professionals: openness and honesty – the professional duty of candour. London: General Medical Council, October 13th 2014.