Doctors get advice on rights of children and young people

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:633
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Doctors in the United Kingdom have for the first time been given guidance on their roles and responsibilities when treating children and young people.

    The General Medical Council, which regulates doctors in the UK, developed the standards after a three month consultation with children and adolescents aged under 18 years, doctors, parents, organisations, and the general public. The GMC received more than 950 individual responses. Young people have also taken part in workshops around the UK and been involved in drafting the guidance.

    Graeme Catto, president of the GMC, said, “This is the first time the GMC has set standards for doctors …

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