As a training body can we claim special case status in view of the need to use case material to further training aims for future generations of doctors? 2) It has been suggested by a lawyer who is however not a medicolegal expert that we might interpret the GMC guidance and the NHS Code of Practice on Confidentiality to mean. We would appreciate your advice on the following points: 1) Is there any justification for continuing the current practice of ensuring anonymity by altering elements of the case historyfor example, name, occupation, family details, appearance, geographical location, etcand continuing to avoid an absolute requirement to obtain consent from patients? The title should include the study design, i.e. Case reportreport. You can use the consent form to gain consent for publication from the patient, or a form from. As well as addressing (in an ordinary medical way) the physical aspects of the. Our work explicitly uses the study of the doctorpatient relationship to shed light on. Be best to ask for consent to publish a case history in its anonymised form. In other words, the doctorpatient relationship is one of our key treatment tools allowing connections to be made between the body and the mind in relation to the sexual problem. These consultations almost always include intimate and sensitive information. 3) If you feel that we do need to change our practice and require authors to obtain consent from patients whose case histories they wish to present; it would be very helpful to have your advice on how this might be implemented. Feb 4, 2013. I am aware that the Case Study does NOT mention my name or. Plan to submit the Case Study for publication in a medical journal, for educational purposes. I am not required to sign this form, and I may refuse to do so.