Duty of candour - primary care: webinar

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

26 October 2023

Length: 1 hour

Learn about the ethical and statutory duties of candour - including insight into the now-live Welsh statutory duty, the thresholds and how to give an effective apology.

Hosted by the MDU’s medico-legal advisers, Dr Clare Sweeney and Dr Ed Farnan, the session covered:

  • 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.


This webinar was aimed at a primary care audience.

This page was correct at publication on 26/10/2023. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.