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Find out the key issues to take into account when making decisions about patient confidentiality.
Use our guidance when you are asked for and need to respond to requests for access to health records.
Current legislation gives patients the right to see medical reports written about them. Learn more about the legislation.
Concerned about your duties in relation to confidentiality under the Government’s anti-radicalisation strategy? Read our guidance.
Your starting point to find out the key issues to take into account when making decisions on patient confidentiality.
Guidance on how to respond to secondary use data requests, such as from researchers, NHS managers or private companies.
The GDPR will apply from 25 May this year. Take steps to ensure that your practice is compliant.
Have you been asked to provide information to a patient's insurance company? We have worked with ABI to compile a pack containing relevant forms.
GP practices are data controllers for the information they hold about their patients. Learn more about your role as a data controller under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Find out about Audit+, Individual Health Record (IHR) and SAIL, as well as additional systems being developed in Wales.
The following principles are intended to support GP practices that are considering implementing shared record systems.
Doctors often query how long medical records should be retained. To help you we have summarised the main points for GP and hospital records.
Read a general overview of the Summary Care Record and find out about more guidance resources.
Find out how to manage requests for information for insurance purposes.