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You are obliged to tell the GMC if you have received a police caution or been charged or convicted of a criminal offence...
Understanding how to respond when the worst happens can help reduce the risk of facing a criminal investigation.
Wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients is a serious offence. Read our advice on what to do when the offence applies.
We've launched our latest e-learning modules in our series on confidentiality.
Do doctors always have to comply with orders to produce medical records?
Confidentiality between doctors and patients is an important principle, but it’s not absolute in the UK. Dr Sally Old explores the times you may need to disclose patient information to the police.
A fifth year medical student faces an investigation by her medical school and the GMC in relation to a caution she received before starting her studies.
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.
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.