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Care.data 'will allow police access to patient records without informing GPs'

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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 care.data, 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.

Posted date

12 Feb 2014

Posted time

2:50pm

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