GMC to publish guidance on suicide16th December 2011
The General Medical Council is to publish guidance on how to deal with complaints against doctors who may have assisted in suicides.
The GMCs investigation committee and case examiners will be advised about what action to take over such allegations and there will be a public consultation after draft guidance is published. Campaign groups are concerned that there is still ambiguity about what healthcare professionals can do when a patient asks for help to die. However, the guidance will not cover euthanasia.
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