Wednesday, 1 May 2013

What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients

Subject: What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients

Good Morning, I am writing to let you know about the GMC's new guide to what patients can expect from their doctor.

Patients deserve the highest standards of care and we are committed to ensuring that they understand what these are. We have therefore produced this guide which underlines the importance of dignity, mutual respect and partnership between patients and their doctor. It also sets out the duties of the doctor and that all doctors need to be honest and open if things go wrong, and to make the care of patients their first concern.

This guide complements Good medical practice, our core guidance for all doctors.

We hope that you find this guide useful. If you would like to find out more, or request copies of the printed version to share with your constituents, please let me know.

Best wishes
Louisa Wright
Public Affairs Officer
General Medical Council
Regent’s Place
350 Euston Road
London NW1 3JN

Tel: 020 7189 5278