Duty of Candour and Your Insurance Policy

By Vickie Rhodes
Doctor using a stethoscope on patient

As of 1st April 2015, all NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Special Health Authorities regulated by the Care Quality Commission are subject to the ‘Duty of Candour’. In turn, the Health Authorities have incorporated the Duty of Candour into the NHS Contract, meaning that all health providers are now subject to the same obligations.

While the intentions behind the Duty of Candour are to promote openness and transparency for the users of the Services, it will also have an impact on both the way you operate your business/practice and the way in which claims/complaints may be dealt with under your Medical Malpractice Insurance.

To assist in dealing with Insurers given the new regulatory landscape, we have prepared this brief guide to help.

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