Do I have a duty of confidentiality towards a deceased patient?

Yes, your duty of confidentiality continues even after the patient has died.

Our introductory guide to confidentiality also includes specific advice about responding to information requests concerning deceased patients, alongside our guide to disclosing information after death.

You can also contact us at any time for specific advice.

This page was correct at publication on 30/03/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.