NHS staff should inform patients of negligent actsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.7 (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:7
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Doctors and managers in the NHS will be placed under a statutory “duty of candour” requiring them to tell patients when a negligent act or omission causes harm, under plans for sweeping reform of the clinical negligence system unveiled this week.
A new NHS “redress scheme” will offer a compensation package of remedial care, apologies, and compensation up to £30 000 ($49 670; €43 170) without the need for litigation, and no-fault compensation for babies with severe birth related neurological damage. The redress scheme, to be administered by a new …