Introduction to confidentiality webinar

Doctors have a legal and ethical duty to keep all information relating to patients secure, and not to disclose any information to third parties without a patient's consent. If you fail to maintain confidentiality, a patient might be reluctant to reveal the private or sensitive information you need in order to treat them appropriately.

29 March 2023

Length: 59:50

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

Hosted by MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Clare Sweeney, Dr Sarah Jarvis and Jerard Ross, the webinar includes:

  • The general principles of confidentiality and how to apply them in practice
  • Latest GMC guidance and medico-legal considerations
  • How and when to disclose information to third parties
  • Q&A session with MDU medico-legal advisers


This page was correct at publication on 29/03/2023. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.