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GMC Update - Good Medical Practice

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22 Apr 2013

'Good medical practice 2013' - comes into force from today

The latest edition of the GMC's core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice, comes into force from today. They have also updated and developed their online learning materials linked to the guidance.

New guide for patients launches today

For the first time the GMC have also produced a guide for patients on what they can expect from their doctor. The guide complements Good medical practice and underlines the importance of dignity, respect and partnership between doctor and patient. You can read the new guide here.

Improving our support for doctors

The GMC's local teams will be working with doctors, patients, employers and educators across the UK to explain the updated guidance and what we hope it will achieve.

Putting GMC guidance into practice

Sometimes professional guidance can seem obvious to front line doctors dealing with the busy reality of clinical practice. The GMC are keen that the guidance is clear and straightforward but recognise that doctors still have to exercise their professional judgement, sometimes in difficult situations. Most important is that they understand the guidance and feel confident in applying it in practice.

Good medical practice is not only the basis of GMC requirements for fitness to practice, but also is the foundation for the appraisal and revalidation of every doctor in the UK.  Please raise awareness of the document and its importance.



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