Labour asks NHS and Matt Hancock to pause plans for sharing patient data – The Guardian

‘Labour has urged the NHS and Matt Hancock to pause their plan to share medical records from GPs to allow time for greater consultation on how the idea would work, saying that maintaining patients’ trust must be paramount.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2021

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Improper Non-Disclosure of a Complainant’s Medical Records – Pump Court Chambers

‘A Complainant (“C”) refuses to consent to his GP providing the Crown with medical records. The Defendant (“D”) has requested disclosure of these records, on the understanding that C has a history of prolonged substance abuse and mental health concerns. C has also indicated that he believes information within the records is detrimental to the Crown’s case; hence, his refusal.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 25th February 2021

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Unnecessary Private Law Applications – a warning shot from the judiciary – Family Law Week

‘Marie Crawford, barrister of Becket Chambers, reflects on a recent children law judgment and its implications for parties and practitioners.’

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Family Law Week, 16th December 2020

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Children: Private Law Update December 2020 – Family Law Week

Posted December 10th, 2020 in arbitration, children, evidence, legal representation, medical records, news by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4PB analyses some recent important judgments in private children law.’

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Family Law Week, 8th December 2020

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Re B: Judgment or Press Release? – Transparency Project

Posted October 21st, 2020 in appeals, children, disclosure, families, judgments, medical records, news by sally

‘The judgment has generated some coverage in the legal and mainstream press, and some of the below the line comments suggest that at least within the legal community it has had a mixed reception. In this blog post I look at why that might be.’

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Transparency Project, 19th October 2020

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Woman jailed after forging court order in bid to obtain medical records of relative subject to Court of Protection proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A woman has been sentenced to an immediate term of imprisonment of 12 months after a High Court judge found she had forged a purported court order and sent it to an NHS trust with the intention of obtaining the medical confidential records of a relative, despite the court refusing to direct this.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th October 2020

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Disclosure of information to GP: not “data” under GDPR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 13th, 2020 in charities, confidentiality, consent, disclosure, medical records, news, vetting by sally

‘The High Court has struck out a claim that the disclosure of certain personal information made by a charity to the claimant’s GP was unlawful. Although only summary, this judgment goes to the heart of what we believe data protection to be about. As you will tell from my somewhat trenchant comments at the end of this post, I find it difficult to accept the main conclusion in this ruling.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, August 2020

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Covid-19 will have “major impact” on £700m medico-legal market – Litigation Futures

‘The medico-legal and insurance services (MLIS) market had an estimated turnover of £700m last year but the coronavirus will have a “major impact”, a report has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th July 2020

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1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2020 – Issue 5 – 1 Crown Office Row

‘Welcome to the fifth issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row.’

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1 Crown Office Row, 15th May 2020

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Health Records and the Deceased – Panopticon

Posted April 23rd, 2020 in bereavement, confidentiality, data protection, families, medical records, news by sally

‘The Access to Health Records Act 1990 is an oft-overlooked member of the information rights family, but it can have a useful role to play. In the case of Re AB [2020] EWHC 691 (Fam) (Re AB) it was important because the applicant was the personal representative seeking the health records of a deceased sibling; precisely the sort of territory to which data protection law does not apply.’

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Panopticon, 23rd April 2020

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Judge demands “level playing field” on recording medical examinations – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has insisted that there must be a “level playing field” when it comes to recording medical examinations.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st April 2020

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CJC group fails to agree fixed costs for clin neg cases – Litigation Futures

‘The working group charged with agreeing fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000 has been unable to do so, although it has made progress on process changes.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2019

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David Rose discusses: Stay of Proceedings on Medical Grounds – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in evidence, medical records, mental health, news, stay of proceedings by sally

‘Parties who seek to obtain a stay of proceedings on the grounds that the stress of litigation is injurious to their mental health need to produce strong and compelling medical evidence before the Court is likely to accede to their request.’

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Park Square Barristers, 26th June 2019

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Police demanded rape victim’s phone and medical records despite identifying attacker by DNA – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2019 in DNA, evidence, medical records, news, police, privacy, prosecutions, rape, telecommunications by tracey

‘Police demanded the mobile phone and personal records of a woman who was raped by a stranger eight years ago – even after identifying her attacker using DNA evidence.’

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The Independent, 10th June 2019

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Solicitors Can Recover VAT On Medical Reporting Organisation Fee: British Airways PLC v Prosser – Zenith PI Blog

‘Personal Injury analysis: Frances Lawley, barrister at Zenith Chambers, explores the decision in British Airways Plc v Prosser, which found that a solicitor can recover VAT on a medical reporting organisation fee.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th May 2019

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Gosport hospital scandal: Families of victims furious at lack of immediate charges after 21-year fight for justice – The Independent

‘Families whose loved ones were killed in Gosport War Memorial Hospital have expressed their fury at the prospect of enduring a further wait that could last years to learn whether criminal charges are to be brought.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Solicitors can recover VAT on full MRO fee, says appeal court – Litigation Futures

‘A solicitor does not have to investigate whether a medical reporting organisation (MRO) is right to charge VAT on the whole of its bill, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case that it said affected “thousands” of others.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd April 2019

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NHS employee fined for unlawfully accessing personal records – Local Government Lawyer

‘An employee of an NHS Foundation Trust in the West Midlands has been fined for unlawfully accessing the personal records of 14 individuals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st March 2019

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Solicitors using GDPR for medical records “is like patient request” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 8th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, medical records, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stepped in to calm GPs’ concerns about solicitors using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to obtain clients’ medical records.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th March 2019

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Autistic people angry at having to disclose diagnosis to DVLA even if driving not affected – The Guardian

‘The National Autistic Society (NAS) is challenging a decision by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to force autistic people to inform them of their diagnosis even if it does not affect their driving.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2019

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