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Recorded webinar: COVID-19 and Privacy (NZ)

  • Dates: 29 – 29 Apr, 2020

Date recorded: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Suitable for:
All New Zealand Medical Protection members

Are you supporting patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? Do you know which privacy rules have been relaxed and which still apply?

Join Medical Protection Medical Adviser, Dr Lucy Gibberd and barrister, Jenny Gibson for a discussion about privacy requirements in the time of COVID-19.

This one-hour recorded webinar examines issues around COVID-19, including how to deal with employers who are demanding to know the results of tests and patients flouting the lockdown rules. The use of the existing privacy rules to assist your safe practice will also be considered.

Webinar objectives
  • Understand how to manage information in a state of emergency
  • Understand how to deal with specific information queries

  • Learn how to ensure compliance with existing rules


Dr Lucy Gibberd is a Medical Adviser for Medical Protection in New Zealand. Dr Gibberd moved to New Zealand in 1991 following her graduation from medical school in the UK and has worked in general practice in Taranaki since 1995. She was awarded a fellowship at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and holds a Masters in Healthcare Law and Ethics. Dr Gibberd currently splits her working week between MPS and working as a GP partner in New Plymouth.

Jenny Gibson practises as a barrister in Wellington and has a special interest in privacy law. She has accepted instructions from MPS for many years and is experienced in medico-legal issues.

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