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The statutory duty of candour now applies to all health care organisations which are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It takes the form of regulations brought in under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 – specifically regulation 20.┬áIt came into force in 2014.

The full regulation 20 itself and the guidance from CQC on what is required is available on the CQC website:

In October 2018 we published our second study of how the duty of candour is being regulated and made recommendations.

AvMA is working with the CQC on updated guidance which is expected by the end of 2018.

AvMA provides training on delivering the duty of candour. Contact us for details.