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The role of the responsible officer - response to a consultation on responsible officer regulations and guidance

  • Launch date:
    26 July 2010
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown
  • Publication format:
    A4:Electronic only
  • Gateway number:
    14414

Response to the consultation on the responsible officer draft regulations and guidance held August to October 2009

Original consultation

Consulation on draft regulations and guidance relating to the roles and responsibilities of responsible officers. The draft regulations set out the legal framework for introducing responsible officers. The guidance expanded on the regulations and described the role that responsible officers will play in supporting organisations and doctors; as they strive to improve quality of care.

The consultation followed an earlier consultation on the roles and responsibilities of responsible officers which was published in July 2008 (the summary of responses to that consultation was published in May 2009).

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