Jeremy Hunt the Secretary of state for health: Message to NHS staff

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Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of state for health has published a personal message to all NHS staff following the Goverment’s final response to the Francis report, urging for staff to speak up when encountering poor care.

Jeremy says “For the first time, there will be an explicit Professional Duty of Candour in both General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council regulations which makes it clear that if there is any avoidable, unintended or unexpected harm, doctors and nurses have a professional duty to tell the patient and their organisation (and doing so will give some protection if there is a subsequent professional misconduct case).”

Click here to read Jeremy Hunt’s personal message in full.

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