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GMC Consultation: Guidance on Research and Visual and Audio recordings

Consultation on revised guidance to doctors on research, and making and using audio and visual recordings of patients

Your views are invited on three pieces of draft supplementary guidance for doctors. These are: Good practice in research, Consent to research and of most interest to us, Making and using visual and audio recordings of patients.

You can read the drafts of the guidance and take part in the consultation online at the address below. Paper copies and alternative formats are available on request (phone 020 7189 5404 or email

The consultation will run until 25 September 2009.

GMC Consultations

Registered Office

12 Coldbath Square
London EC1R 5HL
Tel: 0207 837 2846
Registered No:933565

Clinical photography, design and video in healthcare