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Recorded webinar: Sharing confidential information with the authorities

Post date: 15/11/2019 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 17/12/2019

This one-hour webinar looks at the many considerations around the appropriate sharing of patient information with the police, social services and other authorities.

Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Time: 13.00 - 14.00
Suitable for: Dentists
Cost: Free for members
CPD: Earn 1 hour of CPD. This webinar meets the criteria for the GDC development outcomes A, B and D.



There’s a lot to consider when approached by the authorities with a request to share confidential patient information.

Dr Susie Sanderson will guide you and your team through handling these requests in an appropriate manner. Drawing on the GDC’s guidance and the law, she’ll help you understand when patient consent is and isn’t required and when you should seek further clarification around the purpose of the request.

Presented by:

Dr Susie Sanderson OBE BDS LLM FDSRCS(Eng) FFGDP (UK) FICD Dentolegal Consultant

A general dentist and practice owner for many years, Susie is past chair of the British Dental Association’s Executive Board, former President of the BDA and Speaker of the General Assembly of the World Dental Federation (FDI).

She also represents the BDA and Council of European Dentists on issues relating to the EU Mercury Regulation and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Susie’s work at Dental Protection focuses primarily on providing assistance, support and advice for members who are undergoing GDC investigations.

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