Archived ethical guidance

View our archived ethical guidance from 1993. It includes withdrawn copies of Good medical practice, Confidentiality and Consent. We have grouped the 40 pieces of archived guidance under eight different categories. This reflects the categories on our current guidance page. If you would like to see our guidance that was in force before 1993, including the blue books, please send an email to

Our current guidance

All the archived guidance on this page has been superseded. See Ethical guidance for doctors for our current guidance.