The General Medical Council Have Issued New Guidance for GPs on End of Life Care

The General Medical Council have issued new guidance for doctors as follows, Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making, came into effect on 1 July 2010.

This guidance replaces the booklet Withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging treatments (2002) (360kb, pdf). It expands on the guidance in Consent, patients and doctors making decisions together, which sets out the principles on which good clinical decisions should be based, and provides a framework for good practice when providing treatment and care for patients who are reaching the end of their lives.

Please find further information detailed at the web link below.