Letters GMC’s 2013 guidance to doctors

Importance of “acknowledging and reducing treatment uncertainty” in appraisal and revalidation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2851 (Published 29 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2851
  1. Ian Roberts, professor of epidemiology and public health1,
  2. Brigitte Chaudhry, founder2,
  3. Iain Chalmers, coordinator3
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
  2. 2RoadPeace, London, UK
  3. 3James Lind Initiative, Oxford, UK
  1. ian.roberts{at}lshtm.ac.uk

Last year we criticised the General Medical Council (GMC) for omitting from its 2013 edition of Good Medical Practice its previous view that doctors “must work with colleagues and patients . . . to help resolve uncertainties about the effects of treatments.”1 2 3 We welcome the council’s recently published …

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