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Duty of candour course agenda 2020
6 CPD credits*
Healthcare professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong that causes, or has the potential to cause, harm or distress. This means offering an apology, putting matters right if possible, and explaining fully and promptly what has happened and the likely effects.
Apologising meaningfully when things go wrong is vital for everyone involved in an incident. It is not an admission of legal liability for what has happened but an acknowledgement that something could have gone better. It can also support learning and improve patient safety.
This courses offers help with:
This course complements the Essential communication skills course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both courses if you would like to.
*This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.
Dr Samantha Bell
BSc MBBS MRCP MRCGP LLM
Dr Samantha Bell studied medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School, was awarded a BSc in physiology and qualified as a doctor in 1992. After gaining MRCP she then went on to train as a GP, gaining MRCGP (distinction) in 2003. She obtained an LLM in Health Care Ethics and Law in 2015. Sam worked as a GP principal in Hertfordshire before joining the MDU as a medico-legal adviser in 2015.
Dr Edward Farnan MB BCh BAO LLM FRCGP DCH DRCOG DGM
MDU medico-legal adviser
Dr Farnan graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, in 1995 and completed his GP training in Northern Ireland. He practised as a principal in general practice in Armagh for 11 years. He also sat on a research ethics committee and had a particular interest in clinical governance.
Useful and not often an area thought about in detail. Good information clearly explained.
Mistakes are inevitable and often surprising. You need a framework to give everyone some satisfaction about context and control for the future. The course also clarified easily the legal questions about liability and apologies.
very formative, very good insight into the duty of candour regulation
excellent and informative advice about our duty to patients and explaining when things have not gone to plan.
Excellent. Very interactive . Very good facilitators. Relevant, reassuring. Good networking
It was excellent. I was surprised because I had never really had cause to think about the subject matter before but I was really engaged by it and I realised there were lots of ways in which it was relevant to my practice.
Covers an increasingly important aspect of the medical profession in a interactive way.