Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 80 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2331 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry

Soole J

Representation Anya Proops QC (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP, Manchester) for DB.    
  Robin Hopkins (instructed by the General Medical Council) for GMC.
Judgment Dates: 23 September 2016


Data protection - Processing of information - Personal data - Claimant general practitioner applying to prevent defendant General Medical Council disclosing to former patient report obtained in investigating fitness to practise - Whether defendant erring in balancing exercise - .

The Case

Data protection Processing of information. The Queen's Bench Division allowed the claimant general practitioner's application to prevent the defendant General Medical Council (the GMC) disclosing to a former patient a report obtained in investigating his fitness to practise. The GMC's balancing exercise had fallen into error and the balance had been wrong. Guidance was given for future mixed data cases.

Practice Areas

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