Ethical guidance for doctors

Here you will find our current ethical guidance. Our ethical guidance describes the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours we expect of all doctors working in the UK.

We have grouped our 32 pieces of guidance into 11 categories. The numbers in brackets indicate the number of guidance in each category.

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How we develop guidance
When we develop or revise our guidance we talk to a wide range of people and gather evidence from lots of sources. You can find out more about how we do this in the 'setting standards for doctors' section.