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Duties of a doctor

The duties of a doctor registered with the General Medical Council

Patients must be able to trust doctors with their lives and health. To justify that trust you must show respect for human life and make sure your practice meets the standards expected of you in four domains.

Knowledge, skills and performance

Safety and quality

Communication, partnership and team work

Maintaining trust

You are personally accountable for your professional practice and must always be prepared to justify your decisions and actions.