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How to support sensitive patients

Published on 30 June 2021

In cases where a person requires their identity to be managed carefully, it is important that information sharing only happens where it is essential.

We support GP practices that encounter cases that require a level of sensitivity.

Examples include patients who are:

  • going through the adoption/fostering process
  • part of the Witness Protection Scheme (WPS)
  • transgender.

If such cases arise, please liaise with your local Practitioner Services office, who will provide advice on the necessary processes.

Get in touch with our team

The Practitioner Services team can provide advice and support. Find the relevant contact and get in touch.