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Approved: Feb 2009
Published: May 2009
Number of pages: 40
Review by: 2014
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Good Psychiatric Practice (third
edition) sets out standards of practice for
psychiatrists. It is aligned to the General Medical Council’s
(GMC’s) Good Medical Practice (2006), the standards for
all medical practitioners. In this edition, the GMC standards are
followed by the additional standards required for good psychiatric
practice. Repetition of standards is avoided where possible.
Good Medical Practice (2006) is not reproduced in full in
this document and is available at www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice/index.asp.
CR154 replaces the second edition of Good Psychiatric
Practice (CR125). The document has been revised with the GMC’s
approach to revalidation in mind. The standards set out in Good
Psychiatric Practice are those psychiatrists will need to meet
for recertification in the UK. Reference is also made to legal
principles relevant to the UK. The standards of practice do,
however, apply to members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or
other psychiatrists, whatever their grade, whatever the clinical
setting and wherever they are practising.
CR154 covers the following areas:
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