A victim who suffered a breach of confidentiality has spoken of her feelings of "fear, shock and horror" after a doctor at Addenbrooke's hospital not involved in her care had accessed her NHS medical records and then shared them with her ex-partner. Speaking to The Guardian, the woman said, “I felt violated when I learned that this woman, who I didn’t know, had managed to access on a number of occasions details of my life that I had shared with my GP and only my family and very closest friends. It was about something sensitive involving myself and my children, about a family tragedy." A full personal account is available here. The General Medical Council has since confirmed that it is investigating whether the doctor breached their professional, ethical and legal duties to protect the woman’s personal information.
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