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Medical Council and Confidentiality 

  • Understand and be bound by the principle of confidentiality of patient information.
  • Take all reasonable precautions to ensure that any personal information concerning other students and colleagues is kept confidential.
  • Ensure that references to patients are anonymised if the information is to be available to those outside the clinical team, unless the patient has otherwise given permission.
  • Never discuss patients with other students or professionals outside the academic and/or clinical context.
  • Never discuss individual patients – or partners, relatives, and friends of patients – even anonymously, within earshot of the general public. Understand that discussion in this context includes, but is not limited to, the following - the use of Social Networking sites e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Ask.fm, internet forums, texts, WhatsApp, Viber, emails etc