Letters Case of GP who married patient’s widower

Doctors need clear guidance, support, and advice from the GMC on relationships with patients

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7425 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7425
  1. Ruth Holman, consultant in sexual and reproductive health1
  1. 1NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Irvine, UK
  1. ruth.holman{at}aapct.scot.nhs.uk

I agree with Dr Lees.1 Why does the General Medical Council tell doctors to respect patient autonomy but itself not respect the autonomy of a competent adult?2 The GMC has acted arbitrarily, and in …

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