Professional standards

In this section you will find the professional standards for doctors, as well as materials and resources that show how the standards can be applied in a range of circumstances.

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Good medical practice

Have you read Good medical practice? The professional standards for all doctors have been updated and came into effect on 30 January 2024.

You can read about our review of Good medical practice and of other, more detailed guidance on our Good medical practice 2024 review pages. This includes information on how we consulted, our equality analysis and our advisory forum.



Learning materials

Our case studies, flowcharts, videos, and articles demonstrate how the professional standards can apply in practice.



Patient guides and materials 

The guides and materials for patients have been designed to help patients work in better partnership with their doctors.