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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2016

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Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy

Article topics: Duty of candour, NMC Code of Conduct

The 2015 NMC Code of Conduct promotes four key themes: prioritising people; practising effectively; preserving safety; and promoting professionalism and trust. Each of these four themes is designed to help nurses embody the Code, but if they are to adhere to it fully, a clear understanding of the duty of candour is essential, particularly when applied to nursing practice.