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Duty of Candour

Ancillary, Clinical, Managerial, Non-Clinical


The professional duty of candour refers to a healthcare professional working in an honest and transparent manner at all times. The publication in 2013 of the 'Francis Report' heralded many changes within the health and social care sectors. The drive to improve transparency and openness became key performance indicators. The need to provide assurance for our customers that everything that can be done to keep them safe in our care was being done became a fundamental requirement of day-to-day practice. Learners will learn and gain an understanding of several objectives.

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Training Objectives

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    The differences between 'statutory' and 'individual' duty of candour

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    Recognising a 'notifiable safety incident'

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    Various levels of harm and associated actions

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    The disclosure process for notifiable safety incidents'

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    Good practice when carrying out duty of candour

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    Correct terminology


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