Good medical practice and more detailed guidance 2024

The updated version of Good medical practice came into effect on the 30 January 2024, together with six pieces of more detailed guidance.

The updated professional standards have a stronger focus on behaviours and values which create respectful, fair and supportive workplaces.

On this page you can read about how we made sure the standards are inclusive and accessible, who we consulted with, and the structure of the guidance.

Get to know Good medical practice 2024

How the updated standards are structured

The four domains in Good medical practice are all equally important in describing what makes a good doctor.