10] Although the GMC later withdrew this statement, the South African courts may find that it is in line with common sense and good medical practice
, and provides useful guidelines for local doctors when deciding whether or not to issue telephonic instructions to nurses.
The panel, therefore, considers that your actions were a serious departure from the principles of good medical practice
as set out above, and fell seriously below the standards expected of you by your profession.
On the one hand, financial conflicts of interest occur when incentives bias the physician's service, for instance, when providing treatment contrary to the patient's needs or against the criteria of good medical practice
The draft Good Medical Practice
guidance issued by the General Medical Council (GMC) says doctors must help empower patients to improve and maintain their health when caring for themselves.
General Medical Council chairman Alan Nisbett said Nguyen, who had previously treated footballer Thierry Henry, had shown a "reckless disregard" for good medical practice
These included: her website and the recommendation that patients obtain prescription-only medication from untested and unapproved overseas sources; treating patients remotely without face to face, or any, consultation, examination or history taking; promoting clinically unsubstantiated treatments to vulnerable patients; promoting personal opinions about nutrition, oral contraception and vaccination advice; failing to engage with approved medical practice and potential failure to recognise and work within the limits of her competence; attempting to get round the conditions restricting her prescribing practice; a lack of familiarity with the principles of Good Medical Practice
and of modern up to date medical treatments; her ability to practise safely.
keep clear, accurate and contemporaneous patient records which report the relevant clinical findings, the decisions made, the information given to the patients and any drugs or other treatment prescribed', as a cornerstone of good medical practice
Although the matters before us relate to a single incident, we consider the misconduct demonstrates a particularly serious departure from the principles of good medical practice
," he added.
The dictates of good medical practice
as well as the increasingly stringent regulatory climate in which we all work mandate that courses offering continuing medical education and self-assessment module credits be conducted for maintenance of competence and medical board recertification.
The medical ethics innovative website, created by the General Medical Council (GMC) to bring its Good Medical Practice
into action, is also helping patients to check what sort of consultation they should have received.
However, humor also forms and defines many things human, and working with all things human is the essence of good medical practice
NZSA wishes to reiterate to readers that informed consent requirements in New Zealand are a well accepted principle of good medical practice
and any amendments to the Medicines Act need to be in support of patients' rights and enabling their compliance, rather than undermining them which the current bureaucratic system appears to reinforce.