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GDPR – general – core principles
Explore the core principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Doctors dealing with dental emergencies
At certain times of the year, such as school holidays, MDDUS sees an increase in the number of calls from doctors requesting advice on how to deal with patients attending for dental problems.
Confidentiality – adults with incapacity
It is a presumption that every adult patient has the mental capacity to make choices and decisions concerning the disclosure of their personal information, unless proved otherwise.
Access to deceased records
This advice addresses some of the most common queries, together with appropriate suggested responses.
Apologising when things go wrong is an essential part of practice and can assist in maintaining good patient relationships.
GDPR - lawful bases for processing
An overview of the lawful bases for processing personal data under the GDPR
Confidentiality - disclosures in the public interest
In some circumstances, disclosing confidential patient information is permissible in the public interest.