Here you can find a collection of resources exploring how to apply GMC guidance in practice, focusing on areas doctors often ask the GMC about, or have told the GMC they find challenging. These pages will help you address important ethical issues and incorporate good practice into your work.
The GMC understand that doctors are working under immense pressure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These pages answer the commonly asked questions we’ve been asked about our guidance and practising during an emergency.
Remote consultations can offer many benefits, but there are also potential risks. This topic explores how to decide whether a remote consultation is appropriate. The discussion includes points to remember when during a remote consultation, and what to do if you have patient safety concerns.
Older adults often experience a poorer quality of care compared to the wider population. This topic explores how to involve older adults in their care. The discussion includes what the law says about treating older patients, and practical advice on care planning.
Trans and non-binary people experience the same health problems as the general population. This topic explores collaboration with gender identity clinics and disclosure of gender history. It also provides advice on prescribing unlicensed medicines and bridging prescriptions.
If your patient has a learning disability it is important to consider how to make your practice accessible. This topic explores the concept of diagnostic overshadowing. The GMC also provide advice on communicating and making reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability.
Speaking up, raising concerns, whistleblowing. However you describe it, the GMC know it can be daunting. On these pages you’ll find advice and tools to help you follow the processes set out in their guidance.
As a doctor, it is likely you may come into contact with someone who is at risk of, or suffering from abuse or neglect. This topic explores the underlying principles which define adult safeguarding. The discussion includes the different types of abuse, and what you should do when an adult who appears to be at risk refuses help.
As a doctor it is your duty to help your patients make decisions about their care. This topic explores what to consider when assessing capacity, how to maximise your patient’s capacity, and what to do if they lack the capacity to make decisions about their treatment or care.