On the 10th October the Department of Health (DH) launched a consultation on the contractual duty of candour.
In short the DH is proposing that, as part of the new Health and Social Care Bill, a contractual duty of candour will be placed upon the provider.
The consultation asks for views on how to design a contractual requirement for organisations to be open with those affected when things go wrong. It also asks how best to support patients and clinicians to ensure people are told when things go wrong. The findings will be published alongside a final contractual requirement in 2012.
The CHFG alongside others has been invited to submit our thoughts and thus we are gathering together comments from our supporters to prepare a formal response.
We are doing this via the comments section below and invite you to add your thoughts and ideas.
Martin Bromiley has kindly agreed to “kick things off” with his own thoughts following a review of the DH document.
Please feel free to add your own views and/or to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will collate responses by the deadline and then post them on this website.