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Duty of Candour – Guidance from NMC and GMC

The duty of candour has applied to the NHS for some time, and from 1 April 2015 to the independent and social care sectors. The Nursing & Midwifery Council and General Medical Council have just issued joint guidance on the professional…

GP registration delayed until 2013

GP practices will soon have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The government have recently announced that this registration will take effect by April 2013, rather than April 2012, as originally intended. It is reported that CQC asked…

GMC Guidance – End of Life Care

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published new guidance entitled “Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making”. The guidance came into force on 1st July 2010. The GMC recognises that doctors who are providing treatment and care to…