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Patients to get ‘duty of candour’, says Jeremy Hunt

Patients to get ‘duty of candour’, says Jeremy Hunt – Telegraph. All hospital directors will have to pass a “fit and proper” person test, under new rules introduced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, that come into force on Thursday. Care home directors will also have to pass the test from April 2015, as part of a package of measures to increase accountability in the NHS. The new test means that anyone who has been responsible for serious misconduct or mismanagement will not be able to run hospitals and homes. People who have been declared bankrupt will also be excluded. Under a new “Duty of Candour” scheme, hospitals will also be required to disclose information about incidents which caused patients harm and provide an apology. Mr Hunt said that new systems were necessary in the wake of the tragic events in Mid Staffordshire, saying they would bring in a “new era of openness”.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11256477/Patients-to-get-duty-of-candour-says-Jeremy-Hunt.html

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  1. paul196329 says:

    that tell me MR HUNT is the more bad news that’s y your not letting the report of the N.H.S COMPLAINTS & HANDLING back the news was dated 15/10/2014

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