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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.
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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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[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.
(3.) Australian Medical Council, Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia, Kingston: AMC, 2009, para 9.2 (this section reads "Good medical practice involves: 9.2.1 Having a general practitioner.
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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. On the other hand, divided loyalty can generate conflicts when a physician has overlapping or dual roles, which occurs when a patient under treatment is involved in a clinical research trial that provides financial gain to the physician.
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.
A plaintiff's offer of proof must: (1) show that the defendant is a provider of health care; (2) demonstrate that the health care provider did not conform to good medical practice; and (3) establish resulting damage.
The IOC's medical commission president Arne Ljungqvist said that it is a "message of good medical practice" because the syringes could be used for doping, and suggested that all materials used for injections should be prohibited in the Olympic village, dormitories, locker rooms and around the stadiums.
Under that standard, a plaintiff's offer of proof as to negligence will prevail before a medical tribunal if a plaintiff can show: (I) the defendant is a provider of health care as defined under Massachusetts law; (2) the health care provider did not conform to good medical practice; and (3) damage resulted therefrom.
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 (GMC 1998).
"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.