Duty of candour and the medical professional: getting it right

Healthcare professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong that causes, or has the potential to cause, harm or distress.

2 November 2021

Length: 1 hour

Learn about the ethical and statutory duties of candour, the thresholds and how to give an effective apology.

Hosted by Dr Michael Devlin, the MDU's head of professional standards and liaison, the session covers:

  • the ethical and statutory duties of candour and the key features of each
  • thresholds and application of the statutory duty
  • practical guidance on effective apologies
  • reflections on the impact of the statutory duty of candour
  • live Q&A session with our panel of medico-legal advisers.

 

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