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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' (Aug 2004, PDF, 361 KB)

Download Definition of clinical practice and non-clinical practice (Aug 2004, PDF, 335 KB)

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

Download Definitions of risk of harm and risk of serious harm (Aug 2004, PDF, 98 KB)


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

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