Posts Tagged ‘Confidentiality’

Reaction to the GMC’s updated guidance on patient confidentiality

Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care “Doctors want to take the right steps to ensure that they are protecting the conf...

New GMC guidance on confidentiality includes when breaches can be justified

The GMC has published revised, expanded and reorganised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors practising in the UK. The guidance is designed to he...

Dean Street Clinic in Soho accidentally leaks patients’ HIV status

A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients, bosses admitted. The 56 Dean Street clinic in London's Soho sent out nam...

Doctors’ duty to report suspected terrorism

With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and elsewhere, Dr Beverley Ward, MDU medico-legal adviser, reminds doctors about their legal duty to...

Don’t hide behind patient confidentiality

A few weeks ago a close relative of mine suffered a myocardial infarction. He was at home in his small Yorkshire village when the pain started. His partne...

Protect confidentiality in life sciences boost

Patient confidentiality must be protected as part of new government proposals to boost the life sciences industry say doctors’ representatives. Data fro...

Not just tabloid hacks that invade patient privacy

Sorry it's been a while since my last blog. I've been, er, busy. I can't say what I've been busy doing in case my phone has been hacked by…(insert hated ...

Child protection – guidance on confidentiality and disclosure

The issue of confidentiality is a complex one for doctors, particularly with regards to disclosing patient information to third parties. When you can and c...

Doctors to flag up mentally ill gun owners

Doctors are preparing to share information on gun owners with police so they can flag up patients who could be a danger to themselves or others. The BMA s...

Police to be notified after criminal wounds

Doctors will have to notify the police in future if they treat a patient who’s a victim of gun or knife crime. New GMC guidance, which comes into force ...

Tips for doctors on managing celebrities and the media

Stories about the health of celebrities regularly hit the front pages and it can lead to confidentiality dilemmas for the doctors and other healthcare st...