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Telling patients the truth when something has gone wrong - how have professional regulators encouraged professionals to be candid to patients?

08 Jan 2019
  • Research Papers

This paper sets out the progress professional regulators we oversee have made in embedding the professional duty of candour (being open and honest to a patient when something has gone wrong in their care) across the UK since 2014

The paper’s findings are based upon discussion groups with regulatory staff and fitness to practise panelists conducted by Annie Sorbie (Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at Edinburgh University) and questionnaires from regulators and stakeholders across health and care.