20 / 11 / 2014 2.59pm
NHS Employers has commented on guidance for NHS organisations about the duty of candour and fit and proper persons requirements for directors published today (20 November) by the Care Quality Commission. The requirements come into force on 27 November.
Sue Covill, director of employment services at the NHS Employers organisation, said:
"We are pleased to see the guidance published today by CQC for NHS providers. NHS organisations will be reflecting on this before the new regulations come into effect next week and will be reviewing how both the duty of candour and fit and proper persons requirement will be assessed by the CQC.
"The new regulations present an opportunity for providers to show the robust processes that they have in place for recruiting and employing their Board level directors. To achieve the desired intention it important that the requirements do not just become another set of tick boxes but create the platform in which values-based leadership is encouraged and open, honest conversations are the norm. These are vital if we are to support NHS leaders in creating the right culture for high quality care to thrive.
"NHS Employers looks forward to working with the CQC over the coming months to review and reflect on the new requirements and ensure they achieve the desired impact of increasing openness and transparency for the benefit of patients."
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