This consultation ran from to
Seeks views on the revised guidance on the role of the responsible officers appointed by healthcare organisations.
Responsible officers (RO) play a crucial role in improving and maintaining the quality and safety of patient care. They are critical to ensuring that their organisations maintain a focus on published quality standards.
The RO guidance has been produced in collaboration with the Scottish and Welsh governments and NHS England and is aimed at 3 key audiences:
- doctors licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) to practise medicine
- responsible officers and those taking on the responsible officer role
- organisations designated in the regulations