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When should I disclose information to the police?

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.

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When should I declare a police caution?

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.

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Avoiding a medical manslaughter investigation

More doctors are facing police investigations for gross negligence manslaughter.

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Guide

CCTV in healthcare

The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.

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FAQ

Must we always disclose patient details to the police?

Must we always disclose patient details to the police?

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FAQ

Must I disclose a police caution to the GMC?

Must I disclose a police caution to the GMC?

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Should I report a knife injury to the police?

Should I report a knife injury to the police?

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Guide

Protecting yourself from a sexual assault allegation

Sexual assault allegations are thankfully rare, but it's useful to know how to protect yourself from a misunderstanding.

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MDU journal spring 2018

Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.

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