Here you can find a collection of resources exploring how to apply our guidance in practice, focusing on areas doctors often ask us about, or have told us they find challenging. These pages will help you address important ethical issues and incorporate good practice into your work.
Working under pressure questions and answers
We understand that doctors are working under pressure . These pages answer the commonly asked questions we’ve been asked about our guidance and practising when working under systematic and environmental pressure.
Racism in the workplace
Advice for doctors tackling racism in the workplace, which sets out actions you can take if you witness racism or if you experience it. It also includes information for employers.
Identifying and tackling sexual misconduct
Advice on how to identify and tackle sexual misconduct and make sure appropriate boundaries between doctors, patients and colleagues are maintained.
Find out how our social media guidance can be applied practically. We've developed this resource to answer common queries we receive from doctors.
Our position on industrial action
Doctors may be faced with challenging situations during strike action, whether or not they're participating directly. But we expect any doctors choosing to take part in industrial action to follow the principles of our guidance.
Speaking up hub
On these pages you will find advice and tools to speak up, raise concerns and whistle blow in line with the processes set out in our guidance.
Remote consultations can offer many benefits, but there are also potential risks. This topic explores how to decide whether a remote consultation is appropriate. The discussion includes points to remember when during a remote consultation, and what to do if you have patient safety concerns.
Trans and non-binary people experience the same health problems as the general population. This topic explores collaboration with gender identity clinics and disclosure of gender history. It also provides advice on prescribing unlicensed medicines and bridging prescriptions.
If your patient has a learning disability it is important to consider how to make your practice accessible. This topic explores the concept of diagnostic overshadowing. We also provide advice on communicating and making reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability.
As a doctor, it is likely you may come into contact with someone who is at risk of, or suffering from abuse or neglect. This topic explores the underlying principles which define adult safeguarding. The discussion includes the different types of abuse, and what you should do when an adult who appears to be at risk refuses help.
As a doctor it is your duty to help your patients make decisions about their care. This topic explores what to consider when assessing capacity, how to maximise your patient’s capacity, and what to do if they lack the capacity to make decisions about their treatment or care.
Older adults often experience a poorer quality of care compared to the wider population. This topic explores how to involve older adults in their care. The discussion includes what the law says about treating older patients, and practical advice on care planning.