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.

Identifying and tackling sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct in healthcare is always unacceptable. It can have a devastating impact on individuals, teams and patient safety.

This page gives advice on how to identify and tackle sexual misconduct and make sure appropriate boundaries between doctors, patients and colleagues are maintained.  It includes signposts to help and support anyone affected by sexual misconduct in the workplace.