Service providers must address confidentiality issues to be compliant with their registration requirements. CQC Standards on Confidentiality, Wales and Scotland Standards Compliance
Professional groups, for example nurses, doctors and social care workers have codes of conduct which include a duty to always respect the confidentiality of service users. Professional Codes of Conduct
The Caldicott principles and complementary guidance provide the basis for confidentiality policies in health and social care. The Caldicott Principles, The Rules of Confidentiality
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