Thursday, October 14, 2010

Robbie’s Law

Robbie’s Law and the Need for a Statutory Duty of Candour - October 14th, 2010

The Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations, which came into force in April 2010, provide for a statutory duty on healthcare providers to report incidents which harm patients to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).

AvMA’s report states that, “everyone needs to understand that it is simply unacceptable to allow dishonesty over medical accidents. Sending the message that cover ups may be tolerated (as the current arrangements do) can in no way support an open and fair culture.”

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