Duty of candour

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6 CPD credits*

Locations
  • London
  • London
  • London
  • Manchester

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:

  • understanding the ethical basis for open disclosure after harm
  • understanding the duties of candour
  • methods of approach to open disclosure
  • acknowledging, learning and moving on from mistakes.

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.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants/specialists
  • GPs
  • Hospital doctors
  • Training grade doctors (GPST1-4 and ST1-8)
  • Foundation doctors (F2 only) 

*This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

Speakers

Dr Claire Macaulay, medico-legal adviser

Dr Claire Macaulay MD MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) MRCP

MDU medico-legal adviser

Claire is an experienced medico-legal adviser. She supports members with medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Claire is based in Glasgow where she was previously a medical oncology specialist registrar. Before joining the MDU in 2009, she completed a period of academic research leading to the award of a Doctorate in Medicine.

Dr Edward Farnan, MDU medico-legal advisor

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. 

Thursday 28 February 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM London

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One Canada Square, London E14 5GS

Thursday 16 May 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM London

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One Canada Square, London E14 5GS

Thursday 31 October 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Manchester

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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre, 4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW

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  • Consultant, Worcester
  • 8 January 2019 9:44AM

very formative, very good insight into the duty of candour regulation

  • GP, Chesterfield
  • 16 July 2018 4:21PM

excellent and informative advice about our duty to patients and explaining when things have not gone to plan.

  • Consultant, Stockport
  • 28 June 2018 9:48AM

Excellent. Very interactive . Very good facilitators. Relevant, reassuring. Good networking

  • Hospital Doctor, Alder Hey
  • 27 June 2018 11:00AM

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.

  • GP, Cardiff
  • 26 March 2018 5:22PM

Covers an increasingly important aspect of the medical profession in a interactive way.