Privacy, confidentiality and health information (AJP May 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Kevin de Vries

CPD Credits: 1.5


In an era of new professional pharmacy services, customer expectations of more diligent clinical record keeping, and the availability of pharmacist access to My Health Record and other clinical data, pharmacists and staff of community pharmacies should renew their awareness of privacy and confidentiality obligations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. describe the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality in community pharmacy;
  2. describe the differences between personal and sensitive information;
  3. recognise the sensitive status of personal health information;
  4. recognise the implications of a breach of confidentiality.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1

Accreditation number: CX19019    Accreditation expires: 01/05/2021
This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group One CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 0.75 hours of Group Two CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.