11 / 11 / 2014 3.26pm
On 11 November 2014, the Government published the fundamental standards regulations, and confirmed that the duty of candour and the fit and proper person requirements for directors will come into effect for all NHS bodies (including NHS trusts and Foundation Trusts) from 27 November, 2014. These two new requirements will be extended to all other health and care providers required to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from April 2014 (still subject to Parliamentary approval).
The remaining fundamental standards will come into force from April 2014.
The CQC will be issuing guidance to NHS providers on how they can meet the duty of candour and the fit and proper person requirement regulations imminently. NHS Employers will work closely with the CQC to ensure that any guidance issued for employers remains fit for purpose.
Further information can be found on our web pages here.