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The Health Care Workers (Duty of Co-operation) Regulations 2010

  • Launch date:
    5 March 2010
  • Closing date:
    4 June 2010
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
  • Audience:
    Health and social care professionals
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We are consulting on draft regulations which will impose duties on designated bodies, including employers and contractors of health care workers, in all sectors, and regulatory bodies, relating to sharing information about the conduct or performance of health care workers to protect patient safety.  The regulations require appropriate safeguards in place when relevant information is shared.

The consultation follows the publication of the Tackling Concerns Locally Information Management Subgroup Report which was published in March 2009.  The proposed regulations have been developed following the recommendations and conclusions of the stakeholder subgroup

Responding to the consultation

This consultation runs from 5th March 2010 and closes on 4th June 2010 during which time we would welcome all feedback from both individuals and organisations

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DH Information Charter

This Charter is for anyone who has dealings with the Department of Health whether through correspondence, involvement in consultations or collaborative policy development or if for any other reason we hold personal information about you.

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