Myth Busters—Duty of Candour and Saying Sorry: Comment

The obligations created by the Duty of Candour continue to cause confusion and expose providers to the risk of prosecution by the CQC, such as the case brought against University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust last year. The CQC have recently issued new guidance on the legal requirements in order to make it clearer.

Our guidance document explores negligence, the impact of saying sorry and the legal principles of Duty of Candour.