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Confidentiality and disclosure: your guide to handling patient information
When is it appropriate to disclose information about patients? What constitutes public interest? This module, which covers both confidentiality and disclosure, guides you through the many laws protecting medical information, and explains how to avoid breaking the bond of confidentiality.
This module forms part of the following courses:
This module covers the legal aspects of confidentiality and disclosure, and the ethical basis and advice from the GMC. After completing this module, you should know::
- The legal and ethical basis for confidentiality
- What justifications there are for breaching confidentiality
- The duties of data holders and the rights of data subjects
- Confidentiality after death.
June 2018: We are in the course of updating this module in line with the General Data Protection Regulation but please bear in mind that it does not yet include information on the recent changes in legislation.
02 Oct 2019
23 Dec 2009
|Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has formally accredited all BMJ Learning modules for medical doctor`s continuous professional development. Completion of one module is considered as the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 30 minutes of learning.|
|BMJ Learning||1 credit, 1:00 hour||BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module|
|Bhutan Medical and Health Council||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.|
|Dubai Health Authority||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)|
|Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.|
|Oman Medical Specialty Board||0.5 credits||The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.5 credit points under Category II|
|Pakistan Society of Family Physicians||0.5 credits, 0:05 hours||The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.|
|Royal Australasian College of Physicians||0:30 hours||The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.|
|SBMFC||0.5 credits, 0:05 hours||This is to state that SBMFC recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 0.5 hours of learning.|
|SOGIMIG||0.5 credits, 0:05 hours||This is to state that Associacao de Obstetricia e Ginecologia de Minas Gerais recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 0.5 hours of learning.|
|The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 0.5 credits unit per 0.5 hours (Organization Code OP-02).|
|UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention||0.5 credits, 0:30 hours||This Program has been awarded 0.5 CPD Credit Hours by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.|
|University of Health Sciences Lahore||0.5 credits, 0:05 hours||University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.|