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GMC holds information on complaints without doctors' knowledge, defence body warns


and another thought, if they do not have the pateints permission to have their details then they cannot keep them. You can't keep information on people without their permission. It is well known that patients often complain about the wrong doctor, I know of a practice had an argument with a patient who said they had altered the holiday rota and appointment book to cover up as the doctor involved could not have been away. Keeping inaccurate data about someone is an offence under the DPA, so unless they can prove it is correct, they will have to destroy it.

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03 Nov 2013

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