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Unaddressed data breaches can result in heavy fines for those responsible, and can have a significant effect on individuals whose data is concerned.
A concerned DDU practice owner member contacted the advice line about a potential data breach.
Complaints and claims for clinical negligence can arise years after treatment. Without records, it may be difficult or impossible to defend them successfully.
Inland Revenue inspectors have legal powers to obtain documents under the Finance Act 2008...
It's important to be up to date with best practice in data processing, information security and record retention.
Even if the patient consented to pictures being taken during their treatment, they might not want their images used for a different purpose...
Our latest on-demand webinars cover confidentiality and the key principles of data protection, as well as exploring consent and capacity. Test your knowledge to earn CPD.
Before releasing information about a patient to a third party, you must get the patient's permission - except in exceptional circumstances.
If third parties request confidential patient information, or you want to share it with them, here's what you need to know first.