High Court dismisses erasure of patient medical records claim

05/03/2024 | Clyde&Co

The High Court has issued an important judgement in YSL v Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust concerning the data protection obligations of NHS Trusts in relation to the collection and retention of patient medical records. The case involved a claim brought by a patient against the NHS Trust seeking damages and erasure of their medical records related to mental health services. YSL argued that some records were unlawfully obtained from other agencies, were inaccurate, and that their continued retention by the NHS Trust infringed their privacy rights. In giving his ruling, Knowles J dismissed all claims and addressed issues relating to the retention of medical records with broader implications for NHS Trusts.

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Court of Appeal, UK Courts

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