The objective of this review is to contribute to the development of the GMC's policy in this area. Given the GMC’s role as a regulator of individual healthcare professionals (i.e. doctors) this study focuses on the types of requirements and standards applicable to or having implications for healthcare practitioners, rather than the regulation of healthcare providers (e.g. hospitals, surgeries etc.) or healthcare systems as a whole.
This article is aimed at doctors who are practising with telemedicine and would need to understand the guidance and regulation.