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good medical practice

A term that refers to a series of standards delineated in the GMC’s publication Good Medical Practice, which sets out the principles and values on which good practice in the UK is founded, and describes medical professionalism in action. The guidance addresses doctors, but it also informs the public about what to expect from doctors.

Good Medical Practice

A booklet, published by the General Medical Council (GMC) for the attention of all doctors. It lays down the principles of high quality practice and the standards of competence, care and conduct they are expected to maintain in their professional work. From 2005 registration with the GMC will no longer be a sufficient qualification for British doctors. All will require a license to practice for which they must be revalidated. The purpose of REVALIDATION is to establish that a doctor complies with the standards laid down in this pamphlet. Good Medical practice requires that every doctor must be professionally competent, honest and trustworthy; must perform consistently well; practise ethically; do patients no harm; avoid allowing personal beliefs to prejudice patient care; be an effective team player; and take action if poor practice by a colleague places patients at unnecessary risk. Patients' welfare must be their first concern; they must treat patients politely and considerately; respect their dignity, privacy and right to be involved in decisions concerning them; listen to them and respect their views; and explain medical matter clearly in terms they can understand.
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The draft Good Medical Practice 2012 elsewhere includes new advice to doctors about taking into account a patient's broader history, including spiritual, religious, psychological, social and cultural factors.
The panel is very concerned that you appear, over a period of time, to have had a clear disregard for good medical practice.
Nicky said: "I found Good Medical Practice in Action to be an interactive, incredibly easy-to-follow and informative tool to aid many of the scenarios that doctors face in their careers.
WE would like to thank local MPs, Bill Etherington (Sunderland North), Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland) and Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington East) for supporting the launch of our revised guidance for doctors, Good Medical Practice, by joining over 60 MPs in signing an early day motion in the House of Commons.
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Chairman Professor Norman MacKay said: "The findings against you reflect a serious breach of the principles of good medical practice and standards of care and conduct.
The EBC is discouraged by the continued delay in the implementation of the planned MRA with the EU in telecommunications terminal equipment, electromagnetic compatibility, electrical safety, good medical practice for pharmaceuticals, and good laboratory practice for chemicals,'' the EBC says in a report released April 14.
If some prominent news accounts are to be believed, managed care companies are so out of touch with good medical practice that a "clerical person" is the one who makes decisions about the patient's healthcare.
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The AMA requested a study to establish which late-term pregnancy termination techniques and circumstances conform to ``standards of good medical practice.