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Placement Confidentiality

Students should respect a person’s right to confidentiality at all times in accordance with regulatory body requirements.
Students should not disclose information to anyone who is not entitled to it and particularly outside of the placement area in public places, travelling on buses/trains, in the student own home or on social networking sites.

Students should ensure local policy and procedure is followed at all times, with informed consent gained for sharing of personal information.

Any personal information shared as part of a student’s coursework or assessment that may otherwise directly or indirectly identify people, staff, relatives, carers or placement providers should be anonymised. Guidance within individual course/module handbooks should be followed.

Students should also think carefully about what personal information they may disclose to patients/clients, or carers/relatives about themselves.