Upholds professional standards and the duties of the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine’s ‘Good Pharmaceutical Medicine Practice’


  • Trusted to act honestly, openly and with integrity when interacting with patients, clinical trial participants, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Able to recognise and practise within the limits of own professional competence and knows when to seek advice.
  • Works within legal and regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Applies the principles of equality and diversity in all professional interactions.
  • Ensure that ethical considerations are paramount in medical practice and gain advice when dealing with conflicting ethical challenges.
  • In all communications apply medical, regulatory, and professional standards, as recognised in the biopharmaceutical industry codes of practice.
  • Recognises the privacy of any patient information they receive and ensures that patient confidentiality is maintained.
  • Able to handle, store and transmit records containing personal information in line with data protection requirements.

Evidence to inform decision

  • Informed consent documentation and actions.
  • Communications and presentations
  • Equality and diversity training
  • Ethical and professional activities or conduct in clinical research
  • Clinical trial registries
  • Good publication practice guidelines (GPP3 – International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)); publishing work of the company
  • Management of miscellaneous product matters and issues
  • Review and sign off all materials and activities to ensure appropriate corporate compliance with industry codes of practice
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection training
  • WPBAs
  • Core competencies
  • ES report
  • Course assessment

Mapping to GPCs

Domain 1 – Professional values and behaviours

Domain 2 – Professional skills:

  • Practical skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with complexity and uncertainty

Domain 3 – Professional knowledge:

  • Professional requirements
  • National legislative requirements

Domain 5 – Capabilities in leadership and team working

Domain 6 – Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement:

  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement