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Headline 'will allow police access to patient records without informing GPs'


Nothing has changed! The police always have been able to get a court order requiring a GP or any other health care professional to produce a patient record when investigating a serious crime. It would be a contempt of court for the GP not to provide the information. Under, the same police - with a court order, can go to the HSCIC, So, as I say, what's new. I would have thought that as data custodians, these paranoid GPs would have understood the laws of data protection and patient confidentiality a little better.

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12 Feb 2014

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