Dr Almeer - accessing clinical records without a proper justification

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Dear Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust,

From the BBC:

'A spokesperson for the trust said: "Accessing a patient's medical records without clinical justification is completely unacceptable, and is a violation of basic privacy rights as well as patient confidentiality.

"We investigated this incident as soon as we were made aware, took action in line with our policies, and reported the breach to the information commissioner.

"We recognise how upsetting this is and have apologised unreservedly to Ms Sunrise that this has happened."'

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nott...

1. Please provide full details of the policies referred to.

2. Can you confirm that this matter was not referred to the GMC for disciplinary action?

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

FOI, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear J Roberts
 
Thank you for your request for information. The Trust's response is
provided in the attached document.
 
 
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of the largest teaching
hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international
population. It includes Nottingham City Hospital, Ropewalk House, and
Queens Medical Centre. 
 
Your request for information may have been delayed due to urgent
operational responses dealing with Public Health priorities (Covid-19). We
apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should email
[1][Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust request email] or write to:
 
FOI Officer
Information Governance Office
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ICT Services
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Nottingham
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If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
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ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
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Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or
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Kind regards,
 
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Freedom of Information (FOI) Administrator
Information Governance Team
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