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Acting as a witness in legal proceedings (2013)
  • Nov 9, 2017
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This guidance explains how the principles in Good medical practice apply for doctors acting as a witness in legal proceedings.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.

Contents
About this guidance (paras 1-2)
Duties of all witnesses (paras 3-7)
Giving evidence as a witness of fact (professional witness) (paras 8-9)
Giving evidence as an expert witness (paras 10-16)
Notes and records (para 17)
Understanding your role (paras 18-19)
Information security and disclosure (paras 20-22)
Conflicts of interest (para 23)
Other sources of information
Endnotes

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