Plans to introduce legislation that would force doctors and nurses to admit mistakes have been abandoned.
The U-turn will be a disappointment to patient groups, who had welcomed Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s promise to legislate to make open disclosure and a duty of candour a legal requirement.
During an appearance at the Oireachtas health committee last February, Varadkar said the failure of doctors and nurses to make such disclosures was the equivalent...
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