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Draft guidance materials for making and using medical recordings

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to review a set of guidance materials around 'making and using clinical and healthcare recordings for learning and teaching'. The materials have been developed by a collaboration of cross-sector organisations and individuals (including the GMC, Wellcome Trust, Institute of Medical Illustrators, MEDEV and individual practitioners). The guidance is aimed primarily at students, teachers or doctors who wish to use a patient recording or patient data for learning and teaching.  It will also be of interest and use to other clinical and healthcare workers as well as to university staff where patient recordings are being made available for learning and teaching (more details about the project below)

The materials are in the form of read-only Excel spreadsheets which are available for downloading from

You will also find a feedback document for you to note your comments. An online version of the feedback form is available from

I'd be very grateful if you would be willing to take some time to look at the materials and let me have any comments or queries you have. The consultation process is open for 6 weeks until 19th August with an aim to release a final version in late Autumn this year. Please feel free to share with any colleagues who may have an interest in this area.

Background to the Materials

The Reusing Medical Recordings Project is funded by JISC to to encourage shared understanding between managers and practitioners across clinical and educational settings on the rationale and good practice for the creation and use of medical recordings for educational purposes. It hopes to achieve this by the creation of a simple set of principles and good practice guidance covering issues such as informed consent, ownership and transfer between organisations. Work to date has been on synthesising existing advice and guidance that are targeted at and appropriate for busy practitioners who need to have some simple but specific advice on creating, using or managing medical recordings.

Debra Hiom
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