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
A new year (& new decade) had barely begun and AI was making headlines - this time a story about how it had out-performed experts in detecting breast cancer. So what is AI and how will it impact professional regulation?
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
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