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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

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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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