What should an NHS body or Social Services do if the police ask to see medical notes as part of a criminal investigation?

Sun, 07 Mar 2010

By David Lock
There are many cases where the police ask to seek medical notes as part of their ongoing criminal investigations and such requests often put NHS bodies and Social Services in difficulties. However, giving the police access to medical notes without the explicit consent of the patient is very often unlawful. 
 
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