Statutory duty of candour for health and adult social care providers – DoH consultation

Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Active & Supportive Communities, My Support My Money, Workforce | 0 comments

The Department of Health’s consultation paper Introducing the Statutory Duty of Candour asks for views on changes to Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration requirements to introduce a duty of candour.

The duty of candour will require all health and adult social care providers registered with CQC to be open with people when things go wrong. The regulations would impose a specific and detailed duty of candour on all providers where any harm to a service user from their care or treatment is above a certain harm-threshold.

The duty of candour will be a legal requirement and CQC will be able to take enforcement action when it finds breaches.

This consultation:

  • sets out what we are proposing
  • includes a draft of the regulations that will introduce the duty of candour
  • asks about the impact of our proposals and the impact of the new regulations on providers

This consultation closes at 25 April 2014 5:30pm.

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