Professional standards

In this section you will find the professional standards for doctors, as well as materials and resources that show how the standards can be applied in a range of circumstances.

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Good medical practice

Have you read Good medical practice? The professional standard for all doctors has been updated and came into effect on the 30 January 2024

You can read about Good medical practice and the more detailed guidance review on the Good medical practice 2024 review pages. This includes information on the consultation, equality analysis and advisory forum.



Learning materials

Our case studies, flowcharts, videos, and articles demonstrate how the professional standards can apply in practice.



Patient guides and materials 

The guides and materials for patients have been designed to help patients work in better partnership with their doctors.