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.

Learning materials

Here’s a range of learning materials, like flowcharts and case studies, to help put the principles in our ethical guidance into practice.

Index of materials

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Discussing the risk of sodium valproate

Confidentiality decision tool

Prescribing for patients overseas

Prescribing without access to patient records

Suitability of mode of consultation

Good medical practice in action

Child protection decision tool

Confidentiality: disagreement with an occupational health report

Confidentiality: Disclosing medical records after death

Mental capacity decision tool

Confidentiality: Sharing information with family members

Remote prescribing high level principles

Information for doctors on Cannabis-based products for medicinal use (CBPMs)

Raising concerns: A colleague’s behaviour

Understanding the new data protection law

End of life care: Talking about end of life care