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The GMC and NMC have jointly announced their guidance on professional duty of candour for doctors, nurses and midwives.
The guidance says that doctors, nurses and midwives have a professional duty to be open and honest with patients when things go wrong. It says that they should always report when mistakes are made that have compromised – or could have compromised – patient safety.
The guidance says that doctors, nurses and midwives should:
Read the full guidance on the GMC website here: www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/27234.asp