Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Open Disclosure Practical Training for Doctors


The HSE launched the policy of Open Disclosure (OD) in November 2013. In this policy, it is evident that doctors should support an open, timely and consistent approach to communicating with service users and their families when things go wrong in healthcare.

This workshop explains the principles of OD and demonstrates the skills necessary to achieve OD with patients and their families when an adverse event occurs.

Upcoming course dates

  • Tuesday, 26 November 2019 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • The HSE open disclosure project and its significance
  • Understanding open disclosure (OD) and its implications
  • Best practice guidance on how to implement the principles of open disclosure
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialties, emergency medicine doctors
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty  Ms Angela O'Dea, Ms Angela Tysall, Ms Ann Duffy 
CPD points 6
Location RCSI, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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