Over the last five years, the UK General Medical Council (GMC) has disciplined 24 doctors for accessing patient medical records without a valid reason. The GMC reported that 2 of the 24 doctors had been struck off for "inappropriate use" of medical records, 10 were suspended, and 10 were warned about their future conduct. One case resulted in a condition being imposed on their licence to practise medicine, and the other had to undertake not to repeat the behaviour. In total, the GMC received 194 complaints between 2017 and 2022 concerning doctors accessing medical records without a clinical justification.
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