Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) -
This best practice guide describes how to implement the principles of duty of candour in everyday practice. It outlines steps that surgeons should take on an individual level, to ensure that the principles of the duty of candour are at the forefront of everyday work. It reflects the profession’s commitment towards creating greater openness and transparency in the NHS. This guide is being released following the coming into force of the Duty of Candour legislation in late November 2014 and its amendments in April 2015. It expands on the principles of the College’s Good Surgical Practice and aims to support surgeons to meet their professional and legal duties.