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  1. Event
    This masterclass will cover the new guidance and provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of what needs to be done to comply with the duty of candour; clarify ‘grey areas’ and provide advice on dealing with difficult situations which may arise. It will provide participants with an understanding of good practice in implementing the duty and, in particular doing so in a meaningful way with empathy, to not only comply, but to work with patients and loved ones in a way that puts the emotional experience at the heart of communication. Anyone with responsibility for implementing the duty
  2. Content Article
    Everyone who works in health and social care should listen to this podcast in full. I've followed Will's search for justice and I am proud to know Will. A man of great integrity who is campaigning for an individual #dutyofcandour in #healthcare, for the benefit of us all. I remain shocked, when I teach on this, how few know Robbie's story. There has been so much lost learning, a failure of accountability, and a failure to deliver an effective statutory duty of candour. For me, this appalling story of failure and cover up highlights clearly why we have to recognise the value of w
  3. Content Article
    Two years before Susan’s relative died, he was scanned for an unrelated condition that needed no treatment. This scan showed a small tumour which was recorded and identified as a red alert. The locum doctor reviewing the scan was 16 hours into his shift. No action was taken by the Trust and neither the patient nor his GP were alerted to the tumour and the need for immediate treatment. Eighteen months later, Susan’s relative presented with symptoms at his GP’s surgery and was referred for urgent assessment. He was diagnosed with cancer and a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy was undertake
  4. Content Article
    When Helené Donnelly reflects on whether the pandemic has impacted on NHS staff’s ability to speak up when things go wrong, she says there had been reason for optimism. “Thus far we’ve actually seen an increase in some of the numbers of people coming forward, certainly to freedom to speak up guardians,” Ms Donnelly, ambassador for cultural change at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust. But as she reviews the current landscape, 18 months into a pandemic, a difficult summer behind and a very concerning winter ahead, she sees reason for concern – and an uncomfortable reminder of the f
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    The duty of candour is a central to patient safety – the idea that, when things go wrong, healthcare professionals should be open and honest about this with patients and colleagues. But while incident reporting is a central plank to patient safety, the evidence still suggests that adverse outcomes and near misses are under-reported. This even before the challenges of the pandemic – which has left staff understandably exhausted, overstretched and under pressure – is taken into account. So how, in an environment as challenging as the service currently finds itself in, can candour in he
  6. News Article
    Great Ormond Street Hospital may have broken the law by failing to share information with parents that showed its errors had contributed to their son’s death, The Independent understands. The care watchdog is speaking to Great Ormond Street about its handling of an expert report into five-year-old Walif Yafi in 2017. It showed that the hospital’s failure to share results that showed a deadly infection had played a role in Walif’s death. But the boy’s parents were only told about the findings after inquiries by The Independent – months after settling a lawsuit with Great Ormond Street
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    Every healthcare professional must be open and honest with patients when something that goes wrong with their treatment or care causes, or has the potential to cause, harm or distress. This means that healthcare professionals must: tell the patient (or, where appropriate, the patient’s advocate, carer or family) when something has gone wrong apologise to the patient (or, where appropriate, the patient’s advocate, carer or family) offer an appropriate remedy or support to put matters right (if possible) explain fully to the patient (or, where appropriate, the patient’s a
  8. Content Article
    Guidance for NHS trust and NHS foundation trust boards on Freedom to Speak Up Freedom to Speak Up supplementary information Freedom to Speak Up self-review tool
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    This guidance aims to help the NHS to create an environment to better support staff when things go wrong and to encourage learning from incidents. Key challenges include: fear equity and fairness bullying and harassment.
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