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Gwyn
01-11-2006, 09:46 AM
A member of staff is registering an adult nephew with the Practice, does anyone have any guidance on patient confidentiality? Are his notes kept in the main filing system or should they be separate? Should she be allowed to summerise them? etc.

Thanks

Gwyn

madeline
01-11-2006, 02:17 PM
I would imagine they should be filed as normal. The member of staff in question would have been made aware of patient confidentiality when she was employed for the post. Maybe just run the importance of it by her again. As regards to summarising - is it just her the does all the summarising? Maybe it would be a good idea to get another member of staff to do her relatives records, that is, if they are able to summarise.