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GPs are right to be cautious about appraisal reflections


What people haven't realised is that none of this data is legally privileged. It doesn't have to be shown to a judge or jury to form the basis of a case against you. If you write, 'I looked through the research and learned more about x' or I would do y differently next time then you've already supplied an argument that you acted negligently to be used against you, not just in court but also in any of the many complaint processes you may have to answer to. To make matters worse the amount of data collected is massive, insecure, and can be widely analysed and shared, such is the nature of cloud based systems. Privacy is a thing of the past. There is no place for reflection in modern UK medicine, it's simply to risky. You're far better off writing short notes on a topic and committing them to memory.

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30 Apr 2018

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