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It is the responsibility of all doctors to be familiar with our definitions and follow their guidance.

Download Definition of the 'practice of medicine' (Oct 2005, PDF, 361 KB)

Download Definition of clinical practice and non-clinical practice (Oct 2018, PDF)

Download Definition of fitness to practise (Nov 2012, PDF, 158 KB)

Download Risk assessment process (Aug 2016, PDF, 1 KB)


We have an extensive list and access to statements and standards expected of doctors on our Statements page.

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