Coronavirus: Your frequently asked questions

This ethical hub topic shows ways in which our ethical guidance can be applied in this area of care and signposts to relevant resources. It does not set new professional standards and is not intended to replace the formal guidance. 

We understand that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put huge pressure on doctors and many of you have been working in very challenging circumstances for many months. Our guidance provides a framework for ethical decision making and you should continue to follow it as far as you can, using your professional judgement to apply it to the situations you face.

These pages answer commonly asked questions about practising during an emergency. We’ll update this information regularly, but for more detailed advice, please read our full guidance.

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