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Board senseless
  1. Dr I Rodd1,
  2. Dr J Kohler2
  1. 1Paediatric SpR, Wessex region, UK;
  2. 2Southampton General Hospital, UK

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The ward patient name board is a familiar sight, placed prominently on most hospital wards. Concerns regarding guidance on patient confidentiality,1 stemming from the Caldicott report,2 led our trust to remove the boards from the general areas of the paediatric wards. They were placed in a less public area—generally the treatment room. It led to delays in staff being able …

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