Code of conduct
All College members are required to sign up to our Code of Conduct, which aims to ensure those who join our movement live up to the College’s aims of promoting excellence in healthcare practice.
College members should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. In particular they should avoid linking their work to self-promoting marketing activities.
College members should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations, or engage in promotional activities that might influence them in the performance of their health care practice.
In carrying out their health care work, College members should apply best reflective practice and make clinical judgments based on the best evidence available.
College members are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
College members should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
College members have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their professional duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects their patients’ interests.
College members should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.
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Please note, joining the College does not imply our endorsement of any healthcare practice and should not be used to promote professional or commercial activities.