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Guide

Avoiding email dangers

Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.

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Guide

Children whose parents are separated

If parents who have separated ask for medical information about their child, it's important to know how to handle the request sensitively and correctly.

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Guide

Confidentiality issues in insurance and other reports

A wide range of doctors provide reports about patients to third parties in the course of their work.

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Journal

Should you respond to fake news stories on social media?

Should medical students respond to medical misinformation online?

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Journal

Latest e-learning modules: confidentiality, information and the police

We've launched our latest e-learning modules in our series on confidentiality.

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Podcast and video

Introduction to confidentiality webinar

This webinar provides tips on maintaining patient confidentiality and the medico-legal factors to consider.

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Guide

Confidentiality and disclosure in the Republic of Ireland

Our introduction for doctors in the Republic of Ireland on the topic of confidentiality - one of the core principles of medical ethics.

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Podcast and video

Dealing with the media

What to do if the press come knocking at the surgery door. Dawn Boyall, media relations manager, advises.

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News

The Caldicott Principles: the proposed updates explained

Medico-legal adviser Dr Kathryn Leask discusses the proposed changes to the Caldicott principals.

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