October/November 2014 (vol. 11/3)

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Expert Witness: Is there a duty of disclosure?

Patient confidentiality and the new rules on candour in healthcare


It is accepted that there are occasions where it is justifiable to disclose confidential patient information without consent, but is there ever an obligation to disclose? And what happens if a practitioner witnesses substandard healthcare? Diana Kloss explores the issues for OH professionals.   

IT is well established both in law and ethics that health professionals are bound by a duty of confidentiality with regard to information given to them by their patients. In occupational health (OH) practice…

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2014 (vol. 11/3) pp38-39

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