Hong Kong's doctors are governed by an international code of ethics that clearly lays out their duties and obligations. The self-regulatory organisation that ensures their compliance, the Medical Council of Hong Kong, does not so closely follow the rules, though.Thursday, 17 May, 2007, 12:00am
Restrictions on doctors' ability to notify the public of their services violated the Basic Law and ran counter to the public interest, a court heard yesterday.1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Ethics fear over contracts limiting patient visits and referrals
The Medical Council of Hong Kong and doctors' unions have accused health insurance firms of imposing 'inhumane' contract conditions on doctors that are against medical ethics and patients' interests.1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Doctors Union read with interest your editorial of August 2 headlined 'Physician, heal thyself', regarding continuing medical education (CME).22 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
I refer to the letter headlined, 'Closed shop afflicts patients' right to choose' (South China Morning Post, October 7).
I wish to clarify certain points regarding the Medical Council of Hong Kong's Licensing Examination.17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
In response to various articles published in the South China Morning Post in connection with the Medical Registration (Transitional Provisions) Bill 1997 proposed by Selina Chow, I would like to reiterate the stance of the Medical Council of Hong Kong of not supporting the bill.12 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
I REFER to the letter, 'Let more specialists join academy' (South China Morning Post, April 21).
Under the proposed new legislation, an Education Committee will be formed under the Medical Council of Hong Kong to determine the specialties under which names of registered medical practitioners may be included in the Specialist Register.2 May 1995 - 12:00am
I REFER to the letter 'Doctors are not breaking the law' from Nora Cheung of the Medical Council of Hong Kong (South China Morning Post, March 18). I certainly sympathise that the Medical Council has a 'large number of applications for the annual practising certificates (APC) at the end of each year'. However, I am baffled by their inflexibility in handling the applications.24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am
I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Doctors practising 'illegally' ' from your readers - 'a group of doctors practising in government hospitals in Hong Kong' (South China Morning Post, March 13).18 Mar 1995 - 12:00am
THE Chairman of the Medical Council of Hong Kong has noted the article written by Mr Tim Hamlett headlined, ''The ills of a false diagnosis'' (South China Morning Post, June 8) and would like me to offer a short reply on her behalf.18 Jun 1994 - 12:00am
IN RESPONSE to the letter recommending the Medical And Dental Directory Of Hong Kong for information on doctors (Sunday Morning Post, May 1), it should be clearly pointed out that information was supplied by the doctors themselves and has not been verified.8 May 1994 - 12:00am