Draft bill aims at improving confidentiality

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:360
  1. D Beales

    Doctors, nurses, lawyers, and other professionals have joined forces to try to tighten the law governing patient confidentiality. At present patients in the NHS have no legal protection if personal health details are disclosed without their consent. A group including the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, and 10 other interested organisations has drawn up a draft bill to protect patients' personal health information. Dr John Chisholm, a general practitioner who helped to prepare the bill, …

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