For practices to provide the most effective care, patients need to feel able to share all necessary information with their doctordentist and the rest of the team, and be confident that any information will go no further. This topic covers patients’ right to confidentiality, staff obligations and protecting confidentiality, as well as making the decision to disclose patient information, patient choice, and confidentiality, the CQC Fundamental Standards Compliance and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Practices are required to:
ensure systems, processes and premises are designed to protect patients’ confidentiality
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