GMC Documents

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the professional regulatory body for the medical profession in the UK. The GMC produces the document “Good Medical Practice” which serves as a guide to the duties expected from a doctor.

In addition, the GMC produces regular supplementary material which address specific areas. These serve as useful guidelines about different aspects of medical practice. The aim of these guidelines is to be helpful in situations where doctors have queries about standards and ethics. This supplementary material can be reached via the GMC website.

Several of these are particularly relevant to Jewish doctors and Jewish patients. These are:

Valuing Diversity Guide – Beliefs/Religion

A brief guide to legislation and best practice with reference to religion and beliefs.

Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice

Guidance for doctors.

0-18 Years Guidance

The guidance for doctors about handling patients (and their families) in the 0 – 18 age group includes specific mention relating to brit milah (circumcision according to traditional Jewish practice) .


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