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The Robbie Powell case, Dyfed Powys Police and the CPS

The Robbie Powell case, Dyfed Powys Police and the CPS

15 Dec 2014

A new blog by Will Powell regarding the duty of candour & Robbie's law as well as the CPS investigation into the matters of negligence that arose throughout its history.

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A Duty of Candour for Healthcare Professionals: By Will PowellA Duty of Candour for Healthcare Professionals: By Will Powell

A Duty of Candour for Healthcare Professionals: By Will Powell

01 Dec 2014

Until the case of Robbie Powell the existence, or otherwise, of a Duty of Candour for doctors had not been tested in the UK civil courts.

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The origin of Candour and a Duty of Candour in Healthcare: A TimelineThe origin of Candour and a Duty of Candour in Healthcare: A TimelineThe origin of Candour and a Duty of Candour in Healthcare: A Timeline

The origin of Candour and a Duty of Candour in Healthcare: A Timeline

25 Nov 2014

Will Powell presents a timeline of the history of the Duty of Candour chronicling his own tireless quest to expand patient rights awareness.

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Doctors Told to Apologise for Negligence and Mistakes, say new guidelines

Doctors Told to Apologise for Negligence and Mistakes, say new guidelines

25 Nov 2014

New draft guidelines, under joint proposals from the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), will compel doctors, nurses and midwives to be honest with patients and apologise when mistakes are made. The proposals place a duty to provide “a clear and honest explanation” if something goes wrong.

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Cancer diagnosis research gives Britain a wake-up callCancer diagnosis research gives Britain a wake-up call

Cancer diagnosis research gives Britain a wake-up call

21 Nov 2014

Cancer patients in Britain have less chance of surviving common forms of the disease than most patients elsewhere in the European Union.

That was the finding of a recent study looking at five-year survival rates in around 30 countries for stomach, colon, rectal, lung, skin, breast, ovarian, prostate, and kidney cancers, as well as non–Hodgkin lymphoma.

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