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Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality and Privacy

Wing May Kong and Jennifer Richardson
Wing May Kong and Jennifer Richardson
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 21 Aug 2018
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Last updated: 05 Sep 2018

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The session will look at what you need to do in clinical practice when handling, storing or sharing personal information to ensure that you fulfil your ethical, legal and professional obligations with regard to maintaining patient confidentiality.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the ethical basis of confidentiality
• Identify the relevant law and professional guidance when considering disclosure without consent
• Describe the General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on confidentiality with respect to the sharing and storage of verbal, written and electronic personal information, including the use of such information for research, teaching and audit purposes
• List the key functions of Caldicott guardians
• Describe and comply with the key functions of the Data Protection Act (1998) [1] (read details regarding the reference) and the Freedom of Information Act (2005) [2] (read details regarding the reference) in clinical practice
Wing May Kong and Jennifer Richardson

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Wing May Kong and Jennifer Richardson
on behalf of Health Education England

Wing May Kong -
Wing May Kong FRCP, PhD, MA, is a consultant endocrinologist at Central Middlesex Hospital, NWL NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at Imperial College London where she is the Vertical Theme Head for Ethics, Leadership and Professionalism.

Wing May is also the Deputy Chair of the Institute of Medical Ethics.

Jennifer Richardson -
Jen is in the North-West Thames Academic Foundation Programme, and is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at Imperial College, London.

Before coming to medicine, she managed a series of social care projects for rough sleepers, ex-offenders and people with cancer.

An interest in philosophy led to her arguing her way onto an MA Ethics course, despite lacking a first degree. In addition to formal teaching, she is now an undergraduate personal tutor.

In terms of ethics, she believes that ‘because you can’ isn’t necessarily an argument for doing something. However, she does indulge in endurance sport and incredibly bad word-play for no good reasons except that she can.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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