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MPS responds to the GMC’s review of Confidentiality guidance

Post date: 22/01/2015

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 01/04/2019

MPS responds to the GMC’s consultation about its Confidentiality guidance.

MPS welcomes this review by the GMC into how it gives guidance to doctors on dealing with confidentiality issues. MPS believes confidentiality is the cornerstone of a successful doctor-patient relationship. 

The issue of confidentiality is a complex one for medical professionals. With an increasing focus by patients on the security of their personal data, GMC guidance should be clear, comprehensive and up to date so medical professionals can have confidence that they are fulfilling their obligations and legal duties. We are concerned that a number of sections of the guidance are out of date, and that others are difficult to apply in practice. We outline our concerns in our full response, which is available in PDF format below.


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