© 2017 - 2019 by Tung LAM


# Declaration

I am not in active clinical practice of treating patients! 'drlamtung' here is only a title!

Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

The Law Regulating Confidentiality in UK

December 6, 2018

Common law is judge made law and professional guidance such as General Medical Council (GMC) is given a lot of weight by judges. It roots in law of equity with importance ascribed to relationships, roles and conscience.


Regulation by contract law (relationship)

- usually in private healthcare;

- unlikely to be applicable in National Health Service (NHS) care setting which possesses employment contract.


Regulation by tort law (relationship)

- actions between parties where there is no formal relationship (e.g. contract) to address 'wrongs';

- negligence: e.g. ABC v St George (consent);

- tort of misuse of private information e.g. Campbell (privacy).


Regulation by criminal law (information)

- theft? 

- since you cannot own information (unless Intellectual Property right) so only possess theft of the medium on which the information is stored.


Regulation by human rights law (conscience)

- right to private and family life, article 8.


Regulation by statute law (information)

- Data Protection Act 1998 and upcoming Bill.


Regulation by professional guidance (role and relationship)

- GMC, nursing and midwifery councils etc.

Please reload

Follow Us

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Basic Square