Updated guidance on Decision making and consent

We’ve published our updated Decision making and consent guidance. It comes into effect on 9 November 2020.

Ethical guidance

In this section you’ll find the advice we give to doctors on professional standards and medical ethics. In 'guidance for doctors' we set out the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of all doctors working in the UK. In the ‘ethical hub’ there's resources covering the ethical issues doctors often ask us about. Our learning materials section has all our case studies, decision tools, flowcharts and videos.

Our guidance for doctors
Our guidance for doctors sets out the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of all doctors working in the UK.

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Ethical hub

Find information and resources on ethical topics.

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Our guidance for patients 
Our guidance and materials for patients give you the tools to work in partnership with your doctor, and let you know what you can expect from them.