Confidentiality Breaches

Case Reports:

  1. In Case Reports there should be no identifiable information in relation to the Client or Service.
  2. A minor breach in Case Reports, where confidentiality/anonymisation has occurred and been acknowledged by the author, but then a minor mistake(s) gets picked up will be returned to the author for correction. The Trainee will have 48 hours (excluding weekends) to reply and correct the errors, otherwise it will be marked as a fail. The Trainee will be notified via their University email account by the Programme Administrator. If the breach occurs during a vacation period, then they will also receive an alert to their work and personal email addresses (where these have been provided) asking them to urgently check their University accounts.
  3. When major breaches are present or anonymisation has not occurred and/or been made explicit, this will be an automatic fail and the Trainee would need to resubmit a second submission correcting the error (and making any other changes if there are any other resubmission criteria).

 

Clinical Portfolios:

  1. In the Clinical Portfolio, the Trainee and the Service can be identified but no identifiable information on Clients should be included.
  2. In Clinical Portfolios, if confidentiality breaches occur in relations to Clients, this will be marked as an automatic fail and the Trainee will be asked to address the area of concern (and any other changes) for resubmission.

 

Case Presentations:

  1. With Case Presentations, no identifiable information should be presented on the Client or the Service.
  2. A minor breach in Case Presentations, where confidentiality/anonymisation has occurred and been acknowledged by the author, but then a minor mistake(s) gets picked up will be returned to the author for correction. The Trainee will have 48 hours (excluding weekends) to reply and correct the errors in the presentation handouts, otherwise it will be marked as a fail. The Trainee will be notified via their University email account by the Programme Administrator. If the breach occurs during a vacation period, then they will also receive an alert to their work and personal email addresses (where these have been provided) asking them to urgently check their University accounts.
  3. When major breaches are present or anonymisation has not occurred and/or been made explicit, this will be an automatic fail and the Trainee would need to resubmit a second submission correcting the error (and making any other changes if there are any other resubmission criteria).