IHRD - Get Involved in Duty of Candour

Information on getting involved in the IHRD - Duty of Candour Workstream

Get Involved in Duty of Candour

The Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme has published research and background papers commissioned by the Duty of Candour workstream and its Being Open Subgroup.

Publication of Research

The Duty of Candour workstream and its Being Open Subgroup are tasked with developing detailed proposals to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations on candour. 

The recommendations being taken forward by the group are available to download.

A range of research has been commissioned to support this work.

This research has been commissioned to help improve our understanding of how candour operates in other jurisdictions, as well as the legal and human rights issues that are relevant to a statutory duty of candour. 

This research has helped the workstream to identify some of the key issues that need to be addressed in order to successfully implement a duty of candour.

The research papers published reflect the position at the time that they were prepared (as indicated on the cover of the papers) and may therefore have been superseded by subsequent policy developments.

Research Papers

Key Analysis Papers

Background Papers

Call for Evidence

The Department is seeking further evidence, to ensure that the workstream takes into account as wide a range of research as possible.  Please submit your evidence by 31 March 2019, by emailing ihrd.implementation@health-ni.gov.uk or by writing to:

Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme
Department of Health
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

All submissions will be published on the Department’s website at the conclusion of the call for evidence on 31 March 2019.  When making your submission, please include:

  • Your name and/or organisation;
  • The source of your research and/or evidence; and
  • Confirmation that you are content for your name to be shared when publishing the evidence.

Duty of Candour and Being Open - Call for Evidence Submissions

Organisational Responses can be viewed at the link below.  Please note that further submissions are also welcome and can be submitted using the contact details above.


The workstream and sub-group are also keen to start a conversation with stakeholders and the general public about how best to take forward this important work.  A series of workshops will also be held in June as part of its programme of engagement.

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