Protect and Promote Health

Understand and accept the legal, moral and ethical responsibilities involved in protecting and promoting the health of individual patients, their dependants and the public – including vulnerable groups such as children, older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental illness.


Scottish Doctor 3:

3.9 Learning outcomes for attitudes, ethical understanding and legal responsibilities


Foundation Programme:


Ethical and legal issues 

4.1 Medical ethical principles and confidentiality

4.2 Legal framework of medical practice

Good clinical care

7.1 Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice 


General Medical Practice: