The CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance is an important document that all CNHC registrants should be familiar with. It sets the standards in which registrants will be measured against and sets out for clients the quality of care they are entitled to receive. The Code aims to be a day-to-day resource for all CNHC registrants, no matter the context in which they practice. Our features of ‘Focus on the Code’ are intended to keep this important document and the forefront for registrants, other health professionals and the public.
This month we are reviewing Principle F, the final principle in the CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance, which focuses on co-operating with colleagues.
Principle F: You must co-operate with colleagues from your own and other professions
There are two parts to Principle F. Part F1 covers respecting the skills and contributions of others. And second, part F2 covers agreeing responsibilities and record who holds responsibilities for clients if you work jointly with others. Both parts of Principle F are listed below:
F1 – Respecting the skills and contributions of others
F2 – Agreeing responsibilities
The Code of Conduct clearly defines both parts of Principle F, including guidance on joint working for agreeing responsibilities with other health and care professionals.