Coronavirus (COVID-19) - our advice for doctors

We recognise that this is a very difficult and worrying time for doctors. Our professional standards provide a framework for ethical decision making in a wide range of situations. They should be followed as far as practical in the circumstances. We're regularly updating our advice for doctors as the situation develops.

Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety

You must take prompt action if you think patient safety, dignity or comfort is being compromised.

In this guidance we explore who the best person or organisation is for you to raise your concerns with. It also covers how to raise your concerns and how you can overcome any barriers that might be preventing you.

There is also a section on how to handle concerns that are brought to you. 

This guidance came into effect 12 March 2012. 

Download the guidance

You can download the guidance in English or Welsh.

Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety (English)
Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety (Welsh)