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New RCP code of conduct aims to challenge #MeToo behaviours

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 06 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4678
BMJ Wellness - RCP 500 code of conduct

Emma Vaux, vice president of the RCP and Simon Flemming, orthopedic registrar join us to talk about the new RCP code of conduct for doctors.

Posted by BMJ on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London, UK

The Royal College of Physicians has published a new code of conduct to make explicit the behaviours that are expected from members and fellows in an effort to tackle matters raised by movements such as #MeToo.

The 10 point code says doctors should treat others with respect and consideration and recognise and value diversity and individual differences. It says doctors should recognise they hold a position of authority and be mindful of the impact of their behaviour on patients, junior staff, and other healthcare professionals. It is particularly aimed …

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