Building a culture of candour

This document presents the final report of a review into the need for a duty of candour in healthcare organisations and to be honest with patients when they have been harmed during their care. 

How to use patient decision aids

This paper briefly describes the stages in using a patient decision aid in a consultation and advice on how to present statistics relating to risk.

Francis: A year on

The process of proactively identifying risks and being open about them would radically change the culture of safety, says John Illingworth. Healthcare is a risky business, but now is the time to be candid about it if…

Person-centred care timeline

This interactive timeline is a visual guide through the key events that have contributed to the move towards a more person-centred health service over the past 50 years.

MAGIC Snapshot

The Health Foundation’s MAGIC programme is working with a consortium of experts in Cardiff and Newcastle to develop and test practical solutions that support patients to make informed and considered decisions about their own treatment and care. This snapshot provides an overview of the programme and explains why shared decision making is important. 

Some studies that I like to quote

Enjoyable 4-minute video and song highlighting the importance of engaging patients in decisions about their care and combining patient preference and values with evidence.


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