New rules to toughen transparency in NHS organisations have been announced by UK Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter, to apply from April 2013. NHS organisations will be required to tell patients if their safety has been compromised, apologise, and ensure that lessons are learned to prevent them from being repeated. 

The responses to the public consultation and the government’s analysis of them have now been published via the Department of Health website, alongside the impact assessment and equalities analysis of the proposed contractual duty of candour.

Consultation responses that have not been included in the table:

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