Within the confines of the law the service we offer is confidential. Only in exceptional circumstances may we have to breach your confidentiality and this will only ever be as a last resort. For example, there may be instances where we have a duty to inform the DVLA or if we think that your behaviour is putting children or vulnerable adults at risk. There maybe exceptional cases where we think that you are putting patients at serious risk because of your behaviour. We then have a duty to let the GMC/GDC or your employer know about this. Just to reassure you this is seldom necessary. Further information on confidentiality can be found on the tab above.
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