Guidelines are presented that summarise the legal position regarding the audio/visual recording of doctors and others in hospitals. In general, there are few, if any, legal grounds for refusing a request by patients to record procedures and/or discussions with clinicians, although some staff may feel uncomfortable being recorded. Trusts and others are advised to draw up local policies and ensure staff and patients are adequately informed.
Keywords: consent; medico-legal; recording.
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