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What you can tell relatives

In her second article about the GMC’s new confidentiality guidance, the MDU’s Dr Catherine Wills focuses on disclosures to a patient’s family and carers.

View of an elder man falling asleep and his relative

Those close to a patient may play a significant role in providing support and care and naturally may want to discuss their loved one’s health with you.

Although you need to be sensitive and supportive towards them, you must consider and respect your patient’s confidentiality.

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