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What should I do if a patient wants to record a consultation?
22 May 2018
Dental practices are directly responsible for the data held on patients.
Patients have a right to access their records under data protection law.
It's important to be up to date with best practice in data processing, information security and record retention.
The use of cameras in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patient confidentiality.
As a dental professional you have a professional, legal and contractual responsibility to protect your patients' confidentiality.
30 January 2018
Recognise your technical limits when performing root canal treatment and be prepared to refer patients if necessary.
25 January 2018
The dental team varies according to the needs of the patient.
23 January 2018
Dental professionals need to understand the risks posed by social media.
Seeking patient consent to disclose any information about them is part of your legal and professional duty of confidentiality, and is key to your relationship of trust with your patient.
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