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Confidentiality in General Practice

Confidentiality in General Practice

Confidentiality in General Practice

Andrew Papanikitas, Brian Hurwitz
Andrew Papanikitas, Brian Hurwitz
on behalf of Health Education England

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This session explores the issues surrounding confidentiality in primary care, including relevant ethical considerations and the legal frameworks which protect confidentiality but can also compel disclosure. This session was reviewed by Sally Higginbottom and last updated in October 2014.

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By the end of this session you will be able to:
Explain the ethical basis of confidentiality
Describe the professional obligations which control how GPs manage patient information
List and discuss the situations in which the duty of confidentiality may be over-ridden by other considerations
Andrew Papanikitas, Brian Hurwitz

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Andrew Papanikitas, Brian Hurwitz
on behalf of Health Education England

Andrew qualified as a GP in 2008. He is currently a PhD student studying UK General Practice ethics and moral decision-making at the Centre for Biomedicine and Society, King’s College London. He has an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, also from Kings College London.

He works as a locum and out of hours GP in Buckinghamshire and as a GP in the Urgent Care Centre at St Thomas’s Hospital in London.

Andrew has co-written ‘Get Through Clinical Finals’ and ‘Get Though DCH Clinical’ for the RSM Press and runs undergraduate and postgraduate educational events at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has recently been commissioned by Elsevier Ltd to write the 2nd edition of the ‘Crash Course in Medical Ethics and Human Sciences.’


Brian Hurwitz trained as a family doctor in central London where he practised for 30 years. Since 2002 he has been Professor of Medicine and the Arts at King’s College London where he directs the Centre for the Humanities and Health, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Centre is a multidisciplinary unit offering research training at masters, PhD, MD and postdoctoral levels. Based in the Department of English at King’s, Brian’s research interests include narrative studies in relation to medical practice, ethics, law and the logic and literary shape of clinical case reports. Prior to his current position he was Professor of Primary Health at Imperial College London.

His books include Clinical Guidelines and the Law (1998), Narrative-Based Medicine: Dialogue and Discourse in Clinical Practice (with P Greenhalgh (1998); and Narrative Research In Health and Illness (with P Greenhalgh and V Skultans (2004).

He is series editor of Medical Ethics – a Living Literature, three bioethical novels by Hazel McHaffie: Vacant Possession, Paternity, Double Trouble. (2005) and has co-edited (with Aziz Sheikh) Health Care Errors and Patient Safety BMJ Books, Blackwell Publishing, 2009.

He is the author of
- Medico-Legal Issues in Primary Care, Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care (Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, Gass D, Grol R, Mant D Silagy C (eds) Oxford: OUP Volume 1, 598-61
- Negligence in General Practice (Powers M, Harris N, Barton A (eds):Clinical Negligence. Tottel Publishing, Sussex, 2008: 839-69)
- Healthcare Serial Killings: Was the Case of Dr Harold Shipman Unthinkable? In: Griffiths D, Sanders A (eds) Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law Volume 2: Medicine, Crime and Society Cambridge University Press, 2013: 13-42 and
- Medical humanities: lineage, excursionary sketch and rationale. J Med Ethics 2013 39: 672-674.

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