Ending your professional relationship with a patient

Sometimes it may be appropriate to stop being someone’s doctor.

This guidance tells you what you need to think about before you make the decision to end the professional relationship and transfer their care to another colleague

It also has advice about planning for the closure of your practice and handover/transfer of the professional relationship.

This guidance came into effect 22 April 2013. 

Download the guidance

You can download the guidance in English or Welsh.