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Good Medical Practice

Good Medical Practice

Good medical practice is the GMC’s core guidance for doctors. It sets out the values and principles on which good practice is founded.

The guidance is divided into four domains:

  • Knowledge, skills and performance
  • Safety and quality
  • Communication, partnership and teamwork
  • Maintaining trust

Good medical practice is supported by a range of explanatory guidance which provides more detail on various topics that doctors and others ask us about.

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Lesley, 73


Lesley is a 73 year old woman who has osteoarthritis in her hip. Her condition affects her mobility, though she can manage most of the time on her own. She has had a fall at home and has come to the accident and emergency department of her local hospital with bruises and a fractured left wrist.

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