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Please see the following list of authoritative resources on confidentiality. If you are having any difficulties applying this to your role, please call us.

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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

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Patients who lack capacity

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

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Confidentiality and social media

Please see the NMC's social media guidance.

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Call the RCN on: 03457726100

Page last updated - 25/01/2018