AVMA responds to GMC & NMC’s duty of candour consultation
Published: 14 Nov 2014
Action on all our parts vital if cover-ups are to be effectively outlawed.
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is today sharing publically its draft response to the GMC’s and NMC’s consultation on their draft-guidance on the ‘professional duty of candour’. The charity is calling on all stakeholders to respond to the consultation similarly in order to ensure the ‘professional duty of candour’ is fit for purpose. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered work on the professional duty of candour, which will be complemented by the new statutory duty of candour on organisations in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal. AvMA has long campaigned for the duty of candour and believes the draft GMC and NMC guidance does not go far enough to protect patients from further ‘cover-ups’. The consultation runs until 5th January 2015.
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