The draft guidance tells a doctor:
"You must keep up to date with developments in your area of practice, which may affect your knowledge and understanding of the risks of harm associated with the investigations or treatments you provide. You must make sure the information you give to patients is accurate and up to date".
In my view, this applies to doctors who are not aware of the recent research regarding the alleged risks of Osteoporosis and Atrial Fibrillation. Recent research shows that there is no causative effect of low/suupressed TSH and OP or AF. However doctors are not aware of this. I refer back to paragraph 9 where the GMC expect doctors to take account of information provided by patients.