As a training practice some of the patients have participated in video recording to allow an analysis of consultation techniques by our trainee GP’s. These recordings are only viewed by other doctors and are usually destroyed within a few days without leaving the building.
Every patient who participates is informed that his or her consultation will be recorded and will be asked to sign a consent form. Anyone who does not wish to be recorded can of course refuse.
The consent from asks:
- Names of any persons accompanying patient to consultation.
And informs you that:
- Intimate physical examinations will not be recorded and that the camera will be switched off on request.
- It is the responsibility of the doctor recording to ensure the security and confidentiality of the recording.
- Doctors within the practice will see the recording, but they may also need to be seen by assessors from outside the practice.