Medical Council consultation on sexual and professional boundaries
21 August 2018
Doctors are responsible for maintaining professional boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship. The following draft statements set out to establish the appropriate boundaries between a doctor and their patients.
The Medical Council is seeking your feedback on the following statements:
Sexual boundaries in the doctor –patient relationship (Appendix I);
Professional boundaries in the doctor –patient relationship (Appendix II).
We have also attached our existing statements for reference:
The draft statement on Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship sets out to establish what is appropriate behaviour between a doctor and their patients.
The draft statement on Professional boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship is new and includes guidance on a number of areas which, if not managed appropriately, could result in doctors compromising the care they provide.
We welcome your feedback by 5pm on Friday 12 October 2018.
You may submit this via email to email@example.com.