What to expect from your Doctor during COVID-19

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 20th March 2020

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published information on what you can expect from Doctors during the COVID-19 crisis.

The role of the GMC is to protect safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK.

Their guidance notes that Doctors, and the whole healthcare team, may be under considerable pressure at the moment. The impact of coronavirus means they might need to deliver care in different ways. Some non-urgent care might be delayed, while members of the healthcare team work in different ways to their usual practice.

Doctors are still accountable for the decisions they make. They’re expected to do their best in extraordinary circumstances to deliver good care and follow our guidance. They should treat you with dignity and respect, listen to your concerns and discuss options with you.

The full guidance for people using healthcare services is available to view on the GMC’s website (this link will take you away from our website).

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