The FSEM has recently made changes to their Professional Code, which follows the guidance made by the General Medical Council stating that doctors must have appropriate indemnity cover. All doctors will be familiar with the General Medical Council (GMC) guidance Good Medical Practice, which describes what is expected of doctors registered with the GMC.
President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Dr Paul D Jackson, comments: “Doctors working in sport, particularly elite sport, can sometimes face unique challenges when providing medical care for an individual or a team. The second edition of the FSEM Professional Code is designed for use alongside the GMC’s Good Medical Practice; it is an important part of the FSEMs remit to set standards for doctors working in Sport and Exercise Medicine and is applicable to all doctors working in sport.”
SEMPRIS has also published an article written by Capsticks Solicitors which outlines the GMC’s position.
The FSEM’s updated Professional Code includes the following codes of practice:
For further information contact the FSEM Tel: 0131 527 1612 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SEMPRIS medico-legal team are also able to provide further information to our members should you have any questions.More Guidelines
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