W v Egdell (1989) EWCA Civ 13

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Independent psychiatrist owes a duty to the public as well as a duty of confidence to the patient. (Independent doctor disclosed his unfavourable report directly to the RMO. Claim for breach of confidence dismissed.)

Citations

[1989] EWCA Civ 13, [1990] 2 WLR 471, [1990] Ch 359, [1990] 1 All ER 835

External links

Bailii

Paper on confidentiality and mental health (copy)