Fit and proper persons requirement and the duty of candour for NHS bodies

From Care Quality Commission 

New fundamental standards for all care providers will come into force in April 2015. However, two regulations for NHS bodies that form part of these came into force on 27 November 2014.

Regulation 5: Fit and proper persons: directors and Regulation 20: Duty of candour come into force for NHS bodies in November 2014. ‘NHS bodies’ means NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and special health authorities.

The fit and proper persons requirement outlines what providers should do to make clear that directors are responsible for the overall quality and safety of care. The duty of candour explains what they should do to make sure they are open and honest with people when something goes wrong with their care and treatment.

The fundamental standards, which will be implemented in April 2015, will replace the existing essential standards of quality and safety. They will include guidance for all sectors on the fit and proper persons requirement for directors and the duty of candour.

Download the full guidance for providers

Guidance for NHS bodies on the fit and proper persons requirement for directors and duty of candourPDF | 456.76 KB

Last updated:
27 November 2014

One thought on “Fit and proper persons requirement and the duty of candour for NHS bodies

  1. The fit and proper persons requirement outlines what providers should do to make clear that directors are responsible for the overall quality and safety of care
    i wonder is more rules to hide the guilty

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