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02 March 2017

Volume 25 | Issue 3

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Duty of candour

Following the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where there was a gross failure to review and take action on patient safety incidents and listen to concerns raised by the public, a public inquiry (Francis, 2013) recommended that all health care providers have a statutory duty of candour (DOC) with their service users when a reportable patient safety incident has occurred that has resulted in death, severe harm, moderate harm or prolonged psychological harm

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