Duty of Candour


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:

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


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.

Duty of Candour


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