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General guidance

The NMC Code for Nurses and Midwives (includes guidance regarding confidentiality and disclosing your NMC PIN)

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) (England) - search for 'confidentiality'

Department of Health – ‘Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice’

Northern Ireland - Department of Health guidance on confidentiality

The health care professional should ensure that an appropriate assessment is made under the:

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Page last updated - 30/05/2022