Tag Archives: Contractual Duty of Candour

Updated NHS Constitution for England (Department of Health)

Summary The NHS Constitution defines the rights of patients, public and staff, by clarifying NHS commitments and outlining the mutual obligations between the public, patients and staff. The NHS Constitution and the Handbook to the NHS Constitution have been updated … Continue reading

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Patient-Centred Leadership: Rediscovering NHS Purpose (King’s Fund)

Summary This report explores findings from the Francis Inquiry about failings of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust regarding NHS leadership and culture. It discusses what steps might help to avoid comparable failures in future, and looks into three … Continue reading

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Guide to the Healthcare System in England and NHS Accountabilities (Department of Health / Nuffield Trust)

Summary This Department of Health guide explains the overall structure of the NHS, following the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It summarises the main organisations in the healthcare system and how their roles are intended to work together. The … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Future Nurses Required to Train as Care Assistants Initially (BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health‘s response to the Francis Inquiry Report is likely to include recommendations that nurses will be required to spend time performing duties such as washing and dressing, in the apprenticeship role of healthcare assistant, before embarking upon their degree training. There is … Continue reading

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NHS Gagging Clauses Banned by Health Secretary (BBC News / NAO / House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ruled that “gagging clauses” in severance agreements for NHS staff in England are banned by the government with immediate effect. Read more: BBC News: NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned by health secretary. Reference NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt Warns NHS Health Trusts Over Gagging Orders (BBC Health News)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has found it necessary to write to all English NHS Trusts to remind them that the use gagging clauses and pay-offs to stop staff raising concerns over care quality would be contrary to the duty of candour and … Continue reading

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

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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