Public confidence and public trust in the healthcare regulators are interlinked: without one, you probably wouldn’t have the other but how do the regulators interpret and apply ‘public confidence’ especially in relation to their fitness to practise processes?
Amy Hopwood, Policy Manager at CQC writes about the organisational duty of candour: the difference between it and the professional duty of candour; the barriers that can hinder both duties; & CQC's plans for launching new guidance in the spring
A guest blog from Peter Walsh questions what difference the duty of candour has made, but he remains hopeful that, if fully embraced by regulators and others, it will lead to the biggest and most overdue advance in patients’ rights and patient safety
Sarah Seddon guests blogs on her personal experience as a patient going through the fitness to practise process and the key considerations that she believes regulators should take into account to help 'humanise' the process
Russell Parkinson guest blogs for us following our recent seminar on whistleblowing - outlining that there needs to be supportive organisational cultures with good leaders to encourage speaking up and voicing concerns
With reform on the horizon for professional healthcare regulation, our Director of Standards and Policy, Christine Braithwaite, reflects on the potential impact on both professionals and patients.
In this blog, Mark Stobbs and Dinah Godfree recap some of the main discussion points from a recent event at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh - it posed some very interesting questions around public interest and fitness to practise
Policy Manager Daisy Blench reflects on a recent presentation to nursing associate students and the thoughts they shared on wearing a uniform and being regulated versus not being regulated.
No matter how many policies & processes exist to assure safety & mitigate risk, there is always one unknown factor – people. Guest blogger, Denham Phipps explains more about 'human factors' and how they can relate to practitioner regulation
Annie Sorbie & Zahra Jaffer guest blog on the need to maintain momentum on embedding candour in healthcare professionals and how we need to widen the lens beyond individual interactions and direct attention to the wider context in which healthcare is provided
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