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Delegation and referral (2013)


This guidance explains how the principles in Good medical practice apply for doctors considering when to delegate or refer the care or a patient to another individual.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.

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