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Honesty in financial dealings

77. You must be honest in financial and commercial dealings with patients, employers, insurers and other organisations or individuals.30

78. You must not allow any interests you have to affect the way you prescribe for, treat, refer or commission services for patients.

79. If you are faced with a conflict of interest, you must be open about the conflict, declaring your interest formally, and you should be prepared to exclude yourself from decision making.

80. You must not ask for or accept – from patients, colleagues or others – any inducement, gift or hospitality that may affect or be seen to affect the way you prescribe for, treat or refer patients or commission services for patients. You must not offer these inducements.