Code of Conduct
Please read our Code of Conduct before signing the application form.
1. Conduct towards The Society and its Members
Members shall comply with the Rules of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the provisions of this Code of Conduct.
- Members shall not engage in conduct, which may prejudice the reputation of the RSPH.
- Members shall not falsely or maliciously attempt to injure the reputation of another member.
- Members shall not refuse a reasonable request from another Member for information or guidance.
2. Conduct towards the Public
- Members have a responsibility to serve the worldwide public interest in health, education and welfare. They shall actively be concerned with the health and welfare of colleagues, consumers and the wider community. In their professional capacities, Members shall seek to advance public knowledge and understanding of health matters.
- Members shall only offer to do work or provide a service, which is within their professional competence and shall not claim competence, which they do not possess. Any professional opinion they give shall be objective and reliable.
- Members shall not make public statements in their professional capacity unless appropriately qualified and authorised to do so, and shall have due regard to the likely consequences of any statement on others.
- Members shall not misrepresent or withhold information on the capabilities of products, systems or services with which they are concerned or take advantage of the lack of knowledge or inexperience of others.
- Members shall in their professional practice have regard to basic human rights and shall avoid any actions that adversely affect such rights.
- Members shall not knowingly disseminate material, which appears to encourage discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, creed, disability, gender or sexual orientation. It shall not be regarded as promoting such material to divulge it for the purpose of studying the subject of that discrimination.
- Members shall comply with the law in the country, in which they reside and/or work
- Members shall not knowingly engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.