For most education and training uses, anonymised information will be sufficient and must be used whenever practicable. If it is necessary to use identifiable information about a patient, or it is not practicable to anonymise information, you should usually ask for the patient’s explicit consent before disclosing it to anyone who is not part of the team that is providing or supporting the patient’s direct care. You should make sure that the patient is under no pressure to consent. In particular, you should avoid any impression that their care depends on giving consent. (Source: GMC)
- The General Medical Council (GMC) provides ethical guidance on making and using visual and audio recordings of patients.
- You should also check the requirements of your own Trust and/or place of work regarding the use of clinical records in presentations.
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has also produced guidance on the use of patient images obtained as part of standard care for teaching, although please note that this is tailored to radiology and also discusses use for training and research.
Their video provides an overview: