Nearly one in 10 doctors say patients have covertly recorded consultations
3 December 2014, GP Online
Wessex LMCs chief executive, Dr Nigel Watson, said the availability of high quality recording on smartphones meant patients could record consultations more readily.
‘It’s all to do with the doctor-patient relationship. If patients want to record the conversation for the right reason, if they wanted to listen back to it for instance, then most GPs will say yes, although I know of some who have refused,’ he said.
‘Covert recording tends to be more to do with catching the doctor out or litigation, which can only damage the relationship between GP and patient.’
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