GMC to revise its ethics advice

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1251
  1. L Beecham

    The General Medical Council in Britain is to revise its advice to doctors on professional conduct and medical ethics by providing guidance that is positive rather than negative. The guidance will also be more explicit and accessible to a wider audience, including the public. Existing guidance is set out in Professional Conduct and Discipline: Fitness to Practise (the “blue book”), in the council's annual report, and in separate advice on, for example, HIV infection, confidentiality, and advertising. But the council's standards committee has been increasingly concerned that these were not widely read nor always …

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