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This tool kit will help you to identify the key factors you need to take into account when making decisions around confidentiality.
A list of guidance publications referred to within the toolkit.
This card gives you a general overview of the key issues included within this tool kit.
Understand how the use of information about individual patients is governed and by whom.
Learn how to keep patient and confidential information safe and secure.
Did you know that recordings and photographs made for clinical purposes are classified as part of the medical records?
Understand the laws regarding presumed capacity and the factors to be considered.
Patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities should not automatically be regarded as lacking the capacity.
Learn the key issues when assessing a child's capacity to demonstrate their understanding.
Did you know health professionals are required by law to disclose certain information, regardless of patient consent?
Public interest is the general welfare and rights of the public that are to be recognised, protected and advanced.
The ethical obligation to respect a patient's confidentiality extends beyond death.