Tag Archives: Incidents Errors and Near Misses

Professional Duty of Candour: Openness and Honesty When Things Go Wrong (NMC / GMC / Nursing Times / BBC News)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have jointly published guidance explaining the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in the UK when things go wrong during healthcare. Professionals, in turn, require the … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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Statutory Duty of Candour Moves Closer (BBC News / Royal College of Surgeons)

Summary The review commissioned by the Government in the wake of the Francis Inquiry report has recommended that the NHS must be open and honest about mistakes. The report calls for a statutory duty of candour in the case of … Continue reading

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Overcoming Human Error in Medications Adherence and Prescribing (BBC News)

Summary People with failing memories are likely to have problems remembering to take their prescribed medication regularly. A company called Proteus has developed a tablet which helps to monitor drug adherence by texting or tweeting carers or nursing / medical … Continue reading

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Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (Skills for Health and Skills for Care)

Summary Skills for Health and Skills for Care were sponsored by the Department of Health in 2011 to develop a Code of Conduct and a set of National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers. Read more: Code of Conduct and … Continue reading

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