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Guidance on maintaining patient confidentiality when using radiology department information systems Second edition

Date: 2019
Date of next review: 2023

This guidance provides information about what to do in commonly encountered data-sharing situations to ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained. It should help to support radiologists to fulfil the duty of confidentiality placed on them by law, though it should be noted that legislation around data protection is complicated and it is recommended to consult with the data protection officer before commencing any new patient data handling processes. 

The key message to bear in mind is that patients expect their data to be seen only by those with a legitimate reason to do so. 

This second edition replaces the first edition published in 2012.