Teaching, training, supporting and assessing

39. You should be prepared to contribute to teaching and training doctors and students.

40. You must make sure that all staff you manage have appropriate supervision.

41. You must be honest and objective when writing references, and when appraising or assessing the performance of colleagues, including locums and students. References must include all information relevant to your colleagues’ competence, performance and conduct.22

42. You should be willing to take on a mentoring role for more junior doctors and other healthcare professionals.3

43. You must support colleagues who have problems with their performance or health. But you must put patient safety first at all times.3