Last month we highlighted Principle B, which deals with respecting clients’ rights to be involved in decisions about their care. For this month we will be reviewing Principle C, which concentrates on being an honest and trustworthy practitioner.
Principle C: You must justify public trust and confidence by being honest and trustworthy
There are 7 parts to Principle C (C1 – C7). Parts C1 – C3 cover acting with honesty and integrity, refusing to continue care and establishing boundaries. Parts C4 – C7 are focused on advertising, use of titles / qualifications, conflicts of interest and financial records. Each part of Principle C is listed below:
- C1 – Acting with honesty and integrity
- C2 – Refusing to continue client care
- C3 – Establishing sexual boundaries
- C4 – Advertising your work or practice
- C5 – Use of titles and qualifications
- C6 – Conflicts of interest
- C7 – Financial records
The Code clearly defines all 7 parts including examples, circumstances, and guidance for principles C2 through C7. If you advertise your practice online or in print, we recommend you review Section C4 which discusses the importance of using only factual and verifiable information when advertising your practice and / or making claims. For further detail on this, The Code includes 8 points outlining what your advertising must not do. We also provide links to CNHC Guidance on The Cancer Act 1939 and CNHC Advertising Guidance.
You can find The Code on our website here: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/code-conductregistrants.
To request a printed copy of The Code, please email email@example.com or call 020 3668 0406.