Good medical practice

Endnotes

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Colleagues include anyone a doctor works with, whether or not they are also doctors.

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You can find all the explanatory guidance on our website.

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Good practice in research (2010) GMC, London

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Developing teachers and trainers in undergraduate medical education (2011) GMC, London

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Continuing professional development: guidance for all doctors (2012) GMC, London

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This paragraph was added on 29 April 2014. Section 35C(2)(da) of the Medical Act 1983, inserted by the Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) (Knowledge of English) Order 2014.

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Delegation and referral (2013) GMC, London

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Consent to research (2013) GMC, London

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Follow the guidance in paragraph 23c if the risk arises from an adverse incident involving a medical device.

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Maintaining boundaries (2013) GMC, London

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Some patients are likely to be more vulnerable than others because of their illness, disability or frailty or because of their current circumstances, such as bereavement or redundancy. You should treat children and young people under 18 years as vulnerable. Vulnerability can be temporary or permanent.

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Patients here includes those people with the legal authority to make healthcare decisions on a patient’s behalf.

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Writing references (2012) GMC, London

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This includes your views about a patient’s or colleague’s lifestyle, culture or their social or economic status, as well as the characteristics protected by legislation: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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‘Reasonable adjustments’ does not only mean changes to the physical environment. It can include, for example. Being flexible about appointment time or length, and making arrangements for those with communication difficulties such as impaired hearing. For more information see the EHRC website.

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