GMC- New confidentiality guidance

Doctors in the UK should tell police every time they treat a victim of gun and knife crime, new guidelines from the General Medical Council will state.
They are also told they can breach patient confidentiality by giving police information if they believe a crime has or will be committed.
If a patient is diagnosed with a genetic disease doctors will be able to tell relatives, without consent.
The revised guidance on confidentiality will be published on 28th Sep 2009……BBC

I agree in principle.

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