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About this course

Duty of candour refers to openness and honesty when things go wrong within the health and social care services. It is a professional responsibility, to be honest with patients when things go wrong. Understanding and abiding by the duty of candour will create more openness between professionals and patients, as well as building trust.

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Course Outline

The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of the Duty of Candour and its function, as well as relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

Professional Regulators
Application process
Dos and don’ts of the duty of candour
CQC's role in the duty of candour

Learning Outcomes

Define duty of candour
State function of the duty of candour
Identify professional regulators involved
Explain the process of the application of Duty of Candour
Understand the dos and don’ts of the duty of candour
Recognise the role of the CQC in the duty of candour

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Dependent on delivery method, this course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.

Entry & Level

There are no barriers to entry on this course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all. 


On completion of this course, either download your certificate or access at a later date online. 


This course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.