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The duties of candour: what do they mean to paediatricians?

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  • Contributors DK and TR thank all those who provided advice, guidance and contributions to this article, particularly Mary Agnew at GMC; Paul Bate and James Titcombe at CQC; Peter Walsh at AvMA; Alison Taylor, Children's Liver Disease Foundation and Michael Cumper, Somerville Foundation.

  • Competing interests DK is a current Member of the GMC Council and was a Commissioner on the CQC, 2008–2013. TR was National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow at GMC prior to resuming specialist training.

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  • i The organisational duty for primary care is slightly different for primary care at the time of writing. The authors consider that further developments in this area are likely and advise readers to consult the CQC website for further details.

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