Updated guidance on Decision making and consent

We’ve published our updated Decision making and consent guidance. It comes into effect on 9 November 2020.

Ethical guidance for doctors

We recognise that this is a difficult and worrying for doctors and we’re regularly updating our advice for doctors on Covid-19 as the situation develops.

Our 32 pieces of ethical guidance, set out in 11 categories, provide a framework for ethical decision making in a wide range of situations.  They should be followed as far as practical in the circumstances. 


You can search and find guidance by using the search box below. Just enter a keyword to get started.
How we develop guidance
When we develop or revise our guidance we talk to a wide range of people and gather evidence from lots of sources. You can find out more about how we do this in the 'setting standards for doctors' section.