GMC - '0-18 years: guidance for all doctors' - 27 September 2007

GMC - '0-18 years: guidance for all doctors' - 27 September 2007
New guidance has been launched outlining doctors' roles and responsibilities towards children and young people. This is the first time that doctors' specific duties in this area have been defined by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Dr Patricia Hamilton, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:

"The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is pleased that the GMC has recognised that all doctors, whatever their speciality, have responsibility for children and young people at some stage in their professional lives. This is an important step forward in ensuring the medical profession recognises that children are not just 'little adults' and that their specific needs should be met accordingly."

GMC press release - click here

GMC guidance '0-18 years: guidance for all doctors' - click here