Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA – the charity for patient safety & justice) is campaigning for the introduction of a legal duty of candour in healthcare in the UK.
In other words, we are calling for the Government to create a law to make it a legal requirement to inform patients or their next of kin of errors or incidents in their healthcare which have or may cause harm.
We are calling this “Robbie’s Law” in honour of Robbie Powell and his parents Will & Diane. Robbie’s case and their courageous campaign over 19 years has come to symbolise the need for such a law. For full details see our website: http://www.avma.org.uk/pages/legal_duty_of_candour_-_robbies_law.html
We the undersigned call upon the UK Government to create a law to make it a legal requirement for anyone involved in the delivery or management of healthcare in the UK to take the appropriate steps to ensure that a patient (or where appropriate their next of kin) is informed about any errors or incidents in their healthcare which have or may cause harm.
The A legal 'Duty of Candour' in Healthcare - "Robbie's Law" petition to UK Government was written by Peter Walsh and is in the category Health at GoPetition.