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Easy read publications

Below are links to easy read versions of our important guides and leaflets. Easy read is one way of making information easier to read for people with a learning disability.

Going to the doctor: what should happen

This leaflet tells you what should happen when you visit your doctor. It tells you about the care you should get. It tells you the information a doctor should give you and your right to decide what treatment you want. It also explains what you should do if you think the doctor has done something wrong.

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If you don't need the easy read version, you can view the original and different language versions of this leaflet.

What to do if you are not happy with your doctor

We make rules about how doctors should treat you. If doctors don't follow these rules we can stop them from being a doctor. This leaflet tells you what to do if you think a doctor has not followed these rules.

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If you don't need the easy read version, you can view the original and different language versions of this leaflet

What happens if your doctor is worried about your child being safe?

Sometimes a doctor might have reasons to think that your child is at risk of being harmed. This leaflet answers some of the questions that parents might ask when this happens.

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If you don't need the easy read version, you can view the original and different language versions of this leaflet in the supporting materials section of our protecting children and young people page 

Information to help you if you want a cosmetic procedure

Advice on what to do if you're worried about having a cosmetic procedure - treatment or surgery to change the way you look. It says what you should ask your doctor and things to think about before you decide to have a procedure.

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If you don't need the easy read version, you can view the original in our explanatory guidance pages.

Our plans for the next 4 years

Healthcare is changing in lots of ways, which means we need to change too. This leaflet explains some of the things that we'll do to protect patients and help doctors give the best care.

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GMC Liaison Service in the UK

Our Regional Liaison Service works with patients, doctors, students, employers and the government. Together, they make sure that we are doing our job properly and that people know about the standards we set for doctors. This leaflet tells you how they work in each part of the UK.

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Find out more about our Regional Liaison Service.  

Equality and Diversity Strategy 2014–17

We want to make sure our work to treat people in a good and fair way is part of everything that we do. This leaflet tells you about our plan to treat people in a good and fair way.

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Find out more about equality and diversity at the GMC.