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Guidance for doctors acting as responsible consultants or clinicians

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has launched new guidance setting out the role and responsibilities of a responsible consultant or clinician in England. Clinicians in this role will be the named individual who is responsible for the overall management, continuity and delivery of all care to a patient throughout their hospital stay.

We want responsible consultants and clinicians in England, and other doctors across the UK who have a role in coordinating patient care, to feel supported in providing the best possible care to their patients. So we have brought together relevant sections from our existing guidance to help these doctors understand the standards we expect.