Good medical practice consultation

The General Medical Council (GMC) is running a public consultation on an updated version of Good medical practice.
Doctor talking with patient

This sets the standards of professional behaviour and patient care expected from all doctors in the UK. It emphasises a patient’s right to be treated with dignity, respect and to be involved in decisions about their care.

Patients, members of the public and patient groups can share their views by taking part in a short survey for patients. It takes around 15 minutes to complete and it’s open until 20 July 2022. The questions cover a range of important topics, including communication and partnership working, maintaining trust and promoting fairness and inclusion.

It is the first update to Good medical practice since 2013. The GMC want to hear a range of views, so they can make sure the guidance continues to reflect the issues that matter to patients.

Take part in the consultation

For more information about the consultation and why it’s important to take part, please visit the GMC’s Good medical practice webpages.



If you’re unable to complete the survey online, you can download the survey questions below:

Patient Survey

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