Employment Cases Update

The Duty of Candour & Its impact on employment in the NHS

Date published: 23/06/2015

In the first of a short series of webcasts about employment issues in the health service, Martin Fodder and Katherine Apps from Littleton Chambers look at Regulation 20 (“Duty of Candour”) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This regulation is relevant to any person working within the health profession since employment contracts may contain provisions related to the duty of candour. Martin and Katherine also discuss how the duty of candour will impact on the whistleblowing legislation within ERA 1996 and then go on to look at the use of injunctions to enforce obligations in employment contracts (Chhabra v West London Mental Health NHS Trust [2013] UKSC 80).

This webcast was recorded in May 2015. Click the image below to watch it. Related CPD questions will be published in the next few days.