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Personal beliefs and medical practice (2013)

This guidance explains how the principles in Good medical practice apply for doctors to ensure they treat patients fairly and with respect, whatever their life choices and beliefs. The guidance also provides a set of guidelines for doctors who may have a conscientious objection to a particular procedure.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.

Read the guidance