D10. You must consider the contributions of other health and care professionals, to optimise patient care.

  1. To achieve this, you should:
    1. treat other health and care professionals with respect, acknowledging the role that they may have in the care of your patients; any comments that you make about other healthcare professionals should be honest, valid and accurate
    2. understand the contribution of osteopathy within the context of healthcare as a whole
    3. follow appropriate referral procedures when referring a patient, or when one has been referred to you
    4. work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to optimise patient care, where such approaches are appropriate and available.