From 27 November 2014 all NHS bodies are legally required to meet the Duty of Candour. This requires healthcare providers to be open and transparent with those who use their services in relation to their care and treatment, and specifically when things go wrong.
As a Trust we already discuss Serious Incidents (SI) with those patients and relatives involved, including sharing the results of the investigation. The Duty of Candour goes beyond this and includes patient safety incidents that result in moderate harm and prolonged psychological harm.
To meet the requirements of the Duty of Candour The Trust must: