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Doctors and producers asked to comment on guidance for filming patients

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 13 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2836
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Doctors and television producers are being asked for their views on proposed guidance for involving patients in films and documentaries.

    The General Medical Council is concerned that all involved are aware of confidentiality for patients involved in documentaries. And the guidance will also cover films of patients made for training.

    Under existing GMC guidelines from 2002 doctors must ensure that patients understand the purpose of the recording. They must also make sure that the recording is going to be used only for the …

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