Health: Patient Records

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Independent Ulster Unionist

To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what legal basis general medical practitioners may be struck off for failing to provide patients’ personal and confidential medical records to a central authority without specific consent from each patient.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Guidance on confidentiality from the General Medical Council is clear that doctors should disclose patient information to satisfy the Health and Social Care Act 2012 statutory requirements.

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