The College has welcomed a letter from the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the GMC to doctors. We welcome the fact that while all doctors are expected to follow GMC guidance and use their judgement in applying the principles to the situations they face, there is recognition that this must take account of the realities of the situation in which doctors have found themselves, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Furthermore, we are pleased to note a clear and helpful commitment, to ensure that the long-term prospects of doctors in training are not compromised by the pandemic.

The full letter can be read below.

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