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4.3 Honesty and integrity

Post date: 03/07/2017 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 14/11/2018

Domain 4: Maintaining trust

Attribute 4.3: Act with honesty and integrity

This attribute is about behaving in a professional and ethical manner.

You can demonstrate it by:
  • being honest in financial and commercial dealings
  • ensuring any published information about your services is factual and verifiable 
  • informing patients about any fees and charges before starting treatment
  • being honest in any formal statement or report and making clear the limits of your knowledge or competence.
Medical Protection resources
  • Advice booklet MPS Guide to ethics explores the practical consequences of ethical dilemmas that clinicians face on a daily basis.
  • Advice booklet Professionalism - an MPS guide takes a closer look at what it means to be a professional.
  • Factsheets about records and reports include advice on report writing, expert reports and fitness to work statements. 

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