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.

Leadership and management for all doctors

Good leadership isn't just for those in positions of responsibility. It involves whole teams working together to help deliver and improve patient care. In this guidance we explore your role in management and leadership.

We recognise the current pressures placed on you. And that you have to make difficult decisions every day. These could relate to employment, training or even the allocation of resources. We expect your decisions to be fair and take into account relevant factors.

Following this guidance will help you work better with your colleagues and help to improve the service you provide to your patients.

This guidance came into effect 12 March 2012.