Nike conference: Patient confidentiality versus public health
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Nike conference: Patient confidentiality 'legitimate decision'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said decisions over providing information to the public about coronavirus outbreaks required a balance of judgement.

In the case of the Nike conference, she said maintaining patient confidentiality was a legitimate judgement.

However, she said it was also legitimate to ask whether patient confidentiality should always be an over-riding consideration in all situations as the country moved towards a test, trace, isolate approach.

  • 19 May 2020