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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.

Writing references

This guidance gives advice and tips to make sure the information you provide in a reference is accurate, complete and fair.

It also has advice about assessing whether information is relevant.

This guidance came into effect 12 March 2012.

Download the guidance

You can download the guidance in English or Welsh.

Writing references (English)
Writing references (Welsh)