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Police should have greater access to medical records, says chief constable


The Police will not make criminal records disclosures or give information pertinent to risk assessments of dangerous patients that we see. What about information we might find "helpful" ? Criminal risks of assaults, harassment and damage to property by disaffected patients is getting more concerning. Many a time a patient takes issue with an honest factual report we are obliged to write for social services, or their solicitor or the Courts, Benefits afency, DVLA etc. I have personal experience of the Police failing to investigate or protect us when we have incidents at the practice. As for threats by patients "it is your word against his that he actually said that or meant to (kill you), (burn the practice down), (go after your family), (smash your car up) " I was told (about one of those !). Thank you Officer...

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12 Aug 2014

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