What is a serious communicable disease?
A serious communicable disease is a disease that could result in serious illness if it was passed onto someone else. We don't consider acute illnesses like chicken pox, measles, colds or flu to be serious communicable diseases.
Do we need to know about coronavirus?
We don't need to know about coronavirus or suspected coronavirus infection.
The General Medical Council
We help to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met.