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Recent cases have raised concerns among foundation doctors that their work might lead them to be involved in a criminal investigation. In fact, such cases are rare.
More doctors are facing police investigations for gross negligence manslaughter.
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
Must we always disclose patient details to the police?
Must I disclose a police caution to the GMC?
Should I report a knife injury to the police?
Sexual assault allegations are thankfully rare, but it's useful to know how to protect yourself from a misunderstanding.
Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.