Consultation paper released - a Statutory Duty of Candour
Better, Safer Care includes a commitment to consult on the introduction of a statutory duty of candour. The introduction of a statutory duty of candour was a recommendation of Targeting Zero (recommendation 5.3).
The Minister has appointed an Expert Working Group, chaired by Mr Michael Gorton (AM), to provide advice on legislative reforms arising from Targeting Zero. The Expert Working Group is consulting with the public and will consider the views put forward by stakeholders before making recommendations to the Minister about the appropriate statutory model for a duty of candour.
June Better, Safer Care update
The third edition of the Better, Safer Care update - keeping you informed of the progress of the government's Targeting Zero reforms including information and updates on improving sector governance, strengthening departmental oversight, better use of information and data, leadership and engagement as well as upcoming forums, training and resources. The full newsletter is available from the Downloads section.
Better, Safer Care - Delivering a world-leading healthcare system sets out how the Victorian Government and Department of Health and Human Services are addressing all the recommendations from Targeting zero: report of the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria under four areas of emphasis:
- setting the goal that zero avoidable harm occurs in our hospitals
- supporting strong leadership in hospital governance - with good clinical leaders, effective boards and rigorous oversight
- sharing excellence across our health system - so that where one hospital does something well, others can follow suit
- collecting great data about patients' experiences and feeding that back across the system to improve patient care.
As part of this response, Safer Care Victoria and the Victorian Agency for Health Information have been established to strengthen the current system and better respond to the needs of patients and healthcare workers.
Reviewed 20 February 2020