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NHS Trusts: Disclosure of Information

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 185860, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prosecutions the Care Quality Commission has brought against (a) Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and (b) all NHS trusts in England for failure to comply with the duty of candour in each year since those regulations came into force.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has brought no prosecutions against Nottingham University Hospitals Trust for failure to comply with duty of candour regulations.

The CQC has brought one prosecution against an English NHS trust in September 2020. In addition, the CQC has taken criminal enforcement action via Fixed Penalty Notices issued to two trusts for failure to comply with duty of candour regulations in 2018 and 2019.

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