Probity - Honesty & Trust
  • Central to the above, and medical professionalism in general, is an important human characteristic: probity
  • Probity means being honest and trustworthy, and acting with integrity
  • A doctor must ensure that their actions justify the trust a patient and society has put in them
  • If at any stage, a doctor commits a criminal offence they must report it to the GMC, and if action is being taken against them within a medical organisation, they must inform any other medical organisations with which they are associated with and undertake work for.
  • GMC: Duties of a Doctor
  • GMC: Valuing Diversity - Guidance for Doctors
  • GMC: Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice (March 2008)
  • Janaway v Salford Health Authority All England Law Rep 1988 Dec 1;[1988] 3:1079-84
  • GMC: Conflicts of Interest (September 2008)
  • Medical Act (1983)
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act (1998)
  • Health Service Circular (1999/198)
  • GMC: Maintaining Boundaries - Guidance for Doctors (November 2006)
  • GMC: Raising Concerns about Patient Safety - Guidance for Doctors (November 2006)
  • Kerr/Haslam Inquiry (2005)