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GMC launches new guidance for patients on what to expect from their doctor

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2626 (Published 23 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2626
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The UK General Medical Council has published guidance for patients on what to expect from their interactions with doctors and the standards of professionalism that doctors should display.

The guidance emphasises the level of respect and dignity that patients should expect of their doctor and how doctors should work in partnership with patients (www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/patients.asp). It also aims to “demystify” the healthcare process for patients by providing advice on what should happen in a …

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