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ICO wades in over insurer asking for full GP records


In our experience patients are NOT aware that they have signed to release their entire medical record to the insurance company. When we write to them - prior to release of records - explaining this patients nearly always ask us not to forward their records. Our letter to patients includes the following paragraph: "It is not uncommon for patients to agree to their entire record being disclosed, having not appreciated what this will entail. Whilst we have a copy of your consent to disclose your entire medical record to xxxxx, before we release this we need to be satisfied that you fully appreciate the extent of the disclosure and the content of the record."

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28 May 2014

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