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Education, media and confidentiality

The rapid development of recording and communication technologies has had a profound impact on the confidentiality of patient information and patient identity. 

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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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Guide

Using social media

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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Journal

Smartphone safety

Dr Ellie Mein shares top tips on phone etiquette and staying safe when using your own device at work.

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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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Journal

Is it ok to share personal opinions on social media?

Social media is becoming more prevalent in the lives of medical professionals. Dr Sally Old shares tips on communicating online without failing foul of the rules.

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Journal

Confidentiality responsibilities to HIV positive patients

Dr Kathryn Leask explores medico-legal issues faced by medics when a patient’s condition is also a communicable disease such as HIV.

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Journal

Confidentiality concerns and complaints in HIV cases

When analysing members' cases involving patients with HIV, a number of key themes emerged - with confidentiality being top of the list.

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