Confidentiality for GPs

Taking place on Tuesday, 25 April between 9.30am and 12pm, this 2.5 hour course will explore what is expected of GPs in relation to confidentiality

This 2.5 hour course will explore what is expected of doctors in relation to confidentiality and highlight the common and emerging risks.

In particular, topics to be explored include:

  • Do you know how to respond to parents inquiring about information in a child’s records?
  • When is it appropriate to breach a patients confidence in the public interest?
  • With which other healthcare professionals is it appropriate to share patient information, and how much, and are there exceptions?
  • What do doctors need to be aware of when patients access some or all of their health records remotely
  • In what circumstances can family members request access to their deceased relatives records?
  • What do doctors need to do on becoming aware of a data breach in their organisation?

Through the use of anonymised case examples and group discussion, delegates will gain a better understanding of how to mitigate the regulatory and legal risks associated with organisational processes, the sharing and disclosing of patient information and new ways of working as remote consulting.

Upon completion, a certificate detailing 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD will be provided by MDDUS to all attendees.

Course Fee: 

MDDUS Member: £65
Non-MDDUS Member: £90
Primary Care Direct delegate: £80

**To book your place, please click here.


To take part in this workshop:

  • You must be able to access and join a Zoom meeting from whatever device you choose to use.
  • Participants require a PC or laptop which has either a webcam and microphone integrated (or attached). Alternatively delegates can use a tablet/phone (although some functionality may be unavailable and you may not be able to see all delegates).
  • Participants must be willing to share their names and webcam with other participants whilst attending the workshop. 

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