This ethical hub topic shows ways in which our professional standards can be applied in this area of care and signposts to relevant resources. It does not set new professional standards and is not intended to replace the formal guidance.  Page last reviewed: 30 January 2024.

Working under pressure: questions and answers

This page answers questions from doctors about how to apply our guidance in times of high service demand.

To see the ethical principles this advice is based on, you can read our professional standards.