Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice

Good medical practice: Explanatory guidance

Our explanatory guidance provides detail on the principles in Good medical practice (GMP). All doctors must be familiar with and follow the guidance. Click on the publication picture to download a pdf version of the guidance or the title browse the web version.

You can also download the publication, What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients (2013) which we have developed to help patients understand the standards expected of all doctors. Please note that this is not guidance for doctors.  

    

Printed Publication

Explanatory guidance

download Confidentiality pdf Confidentiality (2009)
download Consent pdf Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together (2008)
download End of life care pdf Treatment and care towards the end of life (2010)
download Leadership and management pdf Leadership and management for all doctors (2012)
download Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety pdf Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety (2012)
download Protecting children and young people pdf Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors (2012)
download 0-18 years pdf 0-18 years: guidance for all doctors (2007)

Online only

Explanatory guidance

download Accountability pdf Accountability in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency mental health teams (2005)
download Acting at a witness pdf Acting as a witness in legal proceedings (2013)
download Confidentiality: education and training pdf Confidentiality: disclosing information for education and training purposes (2009)
download Confidentiality: insurance, employment and similar purposes pdf Confidentiality: disclosing information for insurance, employment and similar purposes (2009) 
download Confidentiality: financial and administrative purposes pdf Confidentiality: disclosing records for financial and administrative purposes (2009)
download Confidentiality: serious communicable diseases pdf Confidentiality: disclosing information about serious communicable diseases (2009)
download Confidentiality: DVLA or the DVA pdf Confidentiality: reporting concerns about patients to the DVLA or the DVA (2009)
download Confidentiality: gunshot and knife wounds pdf Confidentiality: reporting gunshot and knife wounds (2009)
download Confidentiality: critcism in the press pdf Confidentiality: responding to critcism in the press (2009)
download Consent to research pdf Consent to research (2010)
download Delegation and referral pdf Delegation and referral (2013)
download Doctors' use of social media pdf Doctors' use of social media (2013)
download Ending your professional relationship with a patient pdf Ending your professional relationship with a patient (2013)
download Financial and commerical arrangement, conflicts of interest pdf Financial and commercial arrangements and conflicts of interest (2013)
download Prescribing pdf Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices (2013)
download Good practice in research pdf Good practice in research (2010)
download Intimate examinations and chaperones pdf Maintaining boundaries: Intimate examinations and chaperones (2013)
download Maintaining a professional boundary pdf Maintaining boundaries: Maintaining a professional boundary between you and your patient (2013)
download Sexual behaviour and your duty to report pdf Maintaining boundaries: Sexual behaviour and your duty to report (2013)
download Visual and audio recordings of patients pdf Making and using visual and audio recordings of patients (2011)
download Personal beliefs pdf Personal beliefs and medical practice (2013)
download Reporting criminal and regulatory proceedings pdf Reporting criminal and regulatory proceedings within and outside the UK (2013)
download Patient seeks advice or info about assistance to die pdf When a patient seeks advice or information about assistance to die (2013)
download Writing references pdf Writing references (2012)