Policies and Guidelines


Page under revision

BMA offers combat-ready ethics advice

Armed forces doctors can use this essential guidance on how best to fulfil their ethical obligations as medical doctors in the military context. The tool kit covers:

  • Guiding principles
  • Introduction to tool kit
  • Managing dual loyalties
  • Consent and capacity
  • Confidentiality
  • Competence
  • Treating detainees
  • Identifying and reporting unethical practices and abuse

Tool kit: http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/ethics/armed-forces-ethical-decision-making-toolkit

Released: November 2012


The interface between the NHS and private treatment: a practical guide for doctors in Scotland: Guidance from the BMA Medical Ethics Department