Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark welcomes the updated version of Good Medical Practice, which sets the standards of care and behaviour expected of doctors and comes into effect today (31 January).

“We have worked with colleagues at the General Medical Council to ensure that speaking up, and supporting colleagues to speak up by listening and acting, is firmly in this guidance.

All of us who work in healthcare must treat each other with kindness and respect in order to ensure our patients are safe and cared for.”