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Letters GMC’s guidance on confidentiality

Author’s reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4516
  1. Jack Gilliat, consultant physician
  1. 1London E15 3HQ
  1. gilliatj{at}

    The point of my letter was not that patients’ confidentiality should be discarded, but that there should be an appropriate balance with the doctor’s right of public reply.

    That is why my letter stated that the General Medical Council’s supplementary guideline would …

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