W v Egdell [1989] EWCA Civ 13

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.)


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

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Paper on confidentiality and mental health (copy)