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[Past] Webinar: Keeping patients’ secrets – the principles of confidentiality

Post date: 29/08/2017 | Time to read article: 2 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 23/03/2019

Dates: 14 – 14 Sep, 2017

Time: 19.30 – 20.30

Suitable for: GPs, practice managers and hospital doctors

Cost: Free for members

CPD: Earn 1 hour of CPD

Tackle the complexities of confidentiality and the guidelines around handling patient information.

Join Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, senior medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection and Dr Gordon McDavid, medicolegal adviser, as they review the latest update and the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Designed for hospital doctors, GPs and practice managers, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to demonstrate how the principles of the guidance should be applied. This will help you understand the responsibilities when handling patient information ensuring ethical and legal practice.

With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Medical Protection brought directly to you.

"Revisions to the guidance on confidentiality set out by the GMC around handling patient information came into effect from 25 April 2017"

Webinar objectives:

  • To increase your understanding of the updated GMC guidance on confidentiality
  • To reinforce the key principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • To enhance the practical application of confidentiality in your clinical setting or working together with your practice team.

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

Senior Medicolegal Adviser and Communications and Policy Lead

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge gaining a BA (Hons) with a dissertation in Medical Law and Ethics. She trained at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and graduated from the clinical school in December 2001. 

Pallavi began specialist training in ophthalmology in 2003 and was also awarded the MA (Cantab). She then gained membership to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) in September 2005, before continuing higher specialist training until February 2007, when she joined Medical Protection as a medicolegal adviser.

Pallavi has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the College of Law, Guildford and was awarded a commendation in June 2010. She was granted Foundation Membership to the Faculty of Legal and Forensic Medicine, London in April 2013.

In her role as senior medicolegal adviser and communications and policy lead, Pallavi supports and advises doctors in the UK and abroad and was the Asia cases lead.

Pallavi is also involved with writing medicolegal articles in trade and national press and in giving lectures. She is on the editorial board of Casebook and New Doctor, and is the lead media spokesperson.

Dr Gordon McDavid

Dr Gordon McDavid graduated with MBChB from the University of Glasgow. He worked as a doctor in a number of hospitals in the west of Scotland, eventually specialising in respiratory and general medicine having completed the MRCP examinations during this time.

Gordon joined Medical Protection in 2011 as a full-time medicolegal adviser. Having graduated from Cardiff University with LLM with distinction in legal aspects of medical practice, he has also been awarded membership by examination to the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 

Based in the Edinburgh office, Gordon assists doctors who find themselves in difficulty, or who request advice in relation to challenging ethical or legal dilemmas. In addition he acts as editorial consultant for Casebook Scotland and editor in chief for the publication, New Doctor.  Gordon regularly writes articles for trade and national media and acts as a spokesperson for Medical Protection on a range of issues; particularly those relating to members in Scotland. He is a trained mentor with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a member of their Academy of Clinical Education.  Gordon regularly offers teaching and lectures on a range of medicolegal issues.

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