Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters GMC’s guidance on confidentiality

Patients’ right to privacy

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4509
  1. Michael Keegan, policy adviser
  1. 1General Medical Council, London NW1 3JN
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    When it comes to being criticised in the media, the General Medical Council acknowledges that doctors are in a difficult position. We accept that there can be …

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