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There can be various reasons why a doctor or dentist would want to make a visual or audio recording of a patient consultation or procedure, such as for research or training purposes. However, it is important to respect ethical principles of consent and confidentiality in doing so.
Provision of medical reports
An overview of the rules around the provision of medical reports for employment, insurance or similar purposes.
GDPR - privacy notices
A step-by-step guide to writing privacy notices
GDPR - subject access requests
An overview of the rules around subject access requests under the GDPR
Access to deceased records
This advice addresses some of the most common queries, together with appropriate suggested responses.
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.
GDPR – general – core principles
Explore the core principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Apologising when things go wrong is an essential part of practice and can assist in maintaining good patient relationships.
Confidentiality - disclosures in the public interest
In some circumstances, disclosing confidential patient information is permissible in the public interest.
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.