Understanding the Code: scope of the duty of confidentiality.

  title={Understanding the Code: scope of the duty of confidentiality.},
  author={Richard Wortley Griffith},
  journal={British journal of community nursing},
  volume={20 6},
In a series explaining the law underpinning the Nursing and Midwifery Council's revised Code (2015), this month's article considers the scope of a district nurse's duty of confidence. The article explains how three areas of law are drawn together to provide maximum protection against inappropriate disclosure of sensitive health information.