Ending your professional relationship with a patient

Endnotes

1

General Medical Council (2013) Good medical practice London, GMC.

3

If you decide to inform the police about a patient you must follow our guidance on confidentiality. General Medical Council (2017) Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information London, GMC.

4

You must also follow our guidance on maintaining a professional boundary between you and your patient (see paragraph 7). General Medical Council (2013) Maintaining a professional boundary between you and your patient London, GMC.

5
If you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of, or is suffering, abuse or neglect you must follow our guidance Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors.
7

General Medical Council (2013) Good medical practice London, GMC, paragraph 44.