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Confidentiality

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

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

Please see the NMC's social media guidance.

Professional practice

Read our advice on medicines management, immunisation, revalidation,  advance practice standards, mental health and more. 

Bullying, harassment and stress

Find out how to tackle bullying at work, or deal with accusations of bullying.

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Page last updated - 15/02/2019