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GMC advises doctors on seeking consent

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:553
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The UK General Medical Council (GMC) has issued advice for doctors on seeking patients“ consent.

    The new guidance, prepared by the GMC's standards committee, discusses the ethical issues that doctors should consider before, during, and after obtaining the consent of patients to investigation, treatment, screening, and research.

    The publication points out that the amount of information patients …

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