Confidentiality NHS code of practice

This document is a guide to required practice for those who work within or under contract to NHS organisations concerning confidentiality and patients consent to the use of their health records. This document introduces:
  • the concept of confidentiality
  • describes what a confidential service should look like
  • provides a high level description of main legal requirements
  • recommends a generic decision support tool for sharing and disclosing information
  • lists examples of particular information disclosure scenarios