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Guide

Data breaches

An unaddressed data breach is likely to have a significant effect on individuals, and can result in heavy fines for those responsible.

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Guide

GDPR: data subjects' rights

GDPR makes data subjects' rights explicit. Your obligations to data subjects are summarised in the following eight rights.

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Guide

GDPR: five things GPs need to have in place

Practices must be mindful of a number of fundamental requirements in order to comply with the legislation.

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Guide

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

Explaining the changes to data protection law introduced as a result of the GDPR and Data Protection Act.

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Case study

Conflicting opinion

A patient who suffered a detached retina claimed he had not been warned that this was a risk of cataract surgery, an allegation denied by the MDU member.

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Guide

Dictated notes and best practice

Dictated notes may pose problems if records aren't transcribed promptly, or if key information is left out.

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Guide

Confidentiality and disclosing information after death

Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.

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Case study

Accidental disclosure of patient information

A GP received a complaint from a patient who'd instructed a solicitor to investigate a possible claim against their employer, following a work related injury.

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Case study

Storing digital images in medical records

A GP member was due to have a remote consultation because of the coronavirus outbreak, and needed the MDU's advice with questions surrounding confidentiality and data protection.

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