Confidentiality and Privacy

The micro skills course will look at what you need to do in clinical practice when handling, storing or sharing personal information to ensure that you fulfil your ethical, legal and professional obligations with regard to maintaining patient confidentiality.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the ethical basis of confidentiality
  3. Identify the relevant law and professional guidance when considering disclosure without consent
  4. Describe the General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on confidentiality with respect to the sharing and storage of verbal, written and electronic personal information, including the use of such information for research, teaching and audit purposes
  5. List the key functions of Caldicott guardians
  6. Describe and comply with the key functions of the Data Protection Act (1998) [1] (read details regarding the reference) and the Freedom of Information Act (2005) [2] (read details regarding the reference) in clinical practice

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.