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As an HCPC registrant, your professional and legal duty is to respect and protect the confidentiality of service users at all times.

However, in some circumstances—such as a situation where you need to prevent serious harm to other people—it may be necessary to disclose confidential information. In this type of situation, you need to consider whether it is in the public interest to disclose the information, and seek appropriate advice and support as necessary.

For further information, please refer to our guidance document Confidentiality—guidance for registrants on how to make informed and reasonable decisions relating to issues of confidentiality in line with the HCPC standards.

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Confidentiality - Guidance for Registrants 2008Adobe PDF Document171kb