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Guidance on confidentiality

These pages provide guidance on some of the issues relating to how health and care professionals handle information about service users

We have written it mainly for our registrants, but it might also be helpful to potential registrants, employers and other people who want to know how we expect professionals to approach issues of confidentiality.

Guidance on confidentiality

Health and care professionals handle information about service users, and a lot of this is confidential. Our registrants have a professional and legal responsibility to respect and protect the confidentiality of service users at all times. 

This guidance is not designed to replace local procedures and is not meant to cover every situation where problems can come up. However, it is meant to help you make informed and reasonable decisions relating to issues of confidentiality, in line with our standards.

Registrants, Students
Page updated on: 26/02/2021