Duty of Candour

The GCC has joined with other UK healthcare regulators in issuing a joint statement explaining that all health care professionals are expected to act openly and honestly with their patients should things go wrong (a duty of candour).  This is already an implied requirement of the Code of Practice.  The GCC has not received any complaints that a chiropractor has ever breached this principle.

We have discussed the duty of candour with the Professional Associations, Royal College, patient groups and the main insurers covering chiropractors.

The Joint Statement can be found here, and an accompanying press release here 

We have also published guidance on complying with candour requirements, which you can find here.