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Practice guidance

We produce guidance on complex areas of practice to assist registrants in applying their professional judgement to meet our standards.

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Supplementary consent guidance thumbnail
Additional guidance relating to obtaining valid consent. It is important for registrants to obtain valid consent before examining a patient or providing treatment.
 
 
 
 
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Additional guidance relating to the professional duty of candour. This is a professional responsibility to be open, honest and transparent with patients when things go wrong.

 

Further guidance on candour produced with other healthcare regulators. 
 

 

Guidance for health and care professionals relating to avoiding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest across all healthcare settings. It was produced with other regulators.
Guidance on the duty to report concerns about patient safety and quality care. 
 
 
Department of Health ( DH ) guidance on the duty for all healthcare professionals to report any case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under the age of 18 to the police. Further information is available on the DH website.
 

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