You must always keep high standards of conduct. You must always:
1. act in the best interests of your patients, clients and users;
2. respect the confidentiality of your patients, clients and users;
3. maintain high standards of personal conduct; and
4. provide any important information about conduct, competence or health.
You are personally responsible for making sure that you promote and protect the best interests of the people you care for. You must respect and take account of these factors when providing care, and must not exploit or abuse the relationship with a patients, client, user or carer. You must not allow your views about patient's, client's or user's sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social or economic status, lifestyle, culture or religious beliefs to affect the way you treat them or the professional advice you give them.
You must at all times, act to protect the interests of patients, clients, users, carers and other members of the public. You must try to provide the best possible care, either alone or with other health or social-care professions. You must not do anything, or allow anything to be done, that you have good reason to believe will put the health or safety of a patient, client or user in danger. This includes both your own actions and those of others.
When working in a team you are still responsible for your professional conduct, any care or professional advice you provide, any failure to act and any tasks you ask someone else to carry out. You must protect patients if you believe that they are threatened by a colleague's conduct, performance or health. The safety of patients. clients, and users must come before any personal or professional loyalties at all times. As soon as you become aware of any situation that puts a patient, client or user at risk, you should discuss the matter with a senior professional colleague. If you feel that you cannot raise the matter with a senior colleague, you can contact the Registrar.