A Practical Guide to applying and monitoring adherence to The Duty of Candour
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London
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The statutory duty of candour was introduced for NHS bodies in England (trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities) from 27 November 2014, and to all other care providers registered with CQC from 1 April 2015. This conference focuses on applying and monitoring adherence to the statutory and professional duty of candour in practice, and ensuring the duty is not seen as an add-on but as an integral aspect of a culture of candour across the organisation. The conference will include an extended legal update and practical sessions focusing on training and supporting staff in disclosing unanticipated events in patient care, breaking bad news and improving communication skills in being open, developing and adopting an effective processes for ensuring candour and supporting staff, developing the new role of the “Freedom to speak up Guardian” and understanding how adherence to the duty of candour can be monitored at an organisational level and by the Care Quality Commission.