Principles of confidentiality and disclosure

Principles of confidentiality and disclosure, and how to apply them


Presented by Joy Wingfield, Honorary Professor of Pharmacy Law and Ethics, University of Nottingham.

About this webinar

By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to

  • Describe what is meant by a duty of confidentiality; who and what it applies to
  • Describe how the Data Protection Act and the common law underpin confidentiality
  • Outline the importance of consent before disclosure of confidential information
  • Apply these principles when dealing with requests to disclose confidential information with or without patient consent.

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