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Duty of Candour - Public and Patient Consultation

The GDC carried out a consultation with patients and the public to inform the development of the Duty of Candour guidance. The guidance sets out the behaviours and values expected of dental professionals when things go wrong with dental treatment or care. This report summarises the main findings from the two patient and public consultations held in London and Glasgow in February 2016.

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