The South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Otorhinolaryngologists

Code of Conduct

The South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery CREDO

As a member of the Society I will endeavour:


  • to use my knowledge and skills to promote and protect health of my patients.

  • to place medical care above consideration of race, gender, creed, social standing or financial gain. 

  • to respect the rights of my patients.

  • to respect the right to informed consent for surgical procedures. 

  • to recognise the need to consult with or refer to my colleagues when necessary. 

  • to maintain and improve my professional skills and submit to peer review.

  • to help my colleagues whenever possible and protect their rights. 

  • to practice cost effective medicine while maintaining the highest standards of patient care. 

  • to promote integrity and insight within the medical profession.

  • to promote the aims of the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.