Patients' consent for publication

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why consent to publication about potentially identifiable living patients matters
  • Circumstances in which journals need such consent to publication
  • How journals handle consent, and what they do when consent is unavailable or privacy is breached
  • Policies, regulations, and laws that protect study participants’ privacy.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016