Confidentiality: disclosing information for employment, insurance and similar purposes (2017)

This guidance came into effect on 25 April 2017


This guidance explains how the principles in Confidentiality apply for doctors when evaluating their responsibilities in disclosing information for insurance, employment, to government bodies and for similar purposes.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.