More consultations are being secretly recorded

Doctors should be aware that patients may be surreptitiously recording their conversations, say a group of medical ethicists who take a benign view of the practice.

Writing in JAMA, they suggest doctors should “embrace this possibility” rather than resent it.

They say anecdotal evidence and isolated reports suggest that secret recordings are taking place using smartphones, whether doctors like it or not.

This means doctors would be