Data Protection Gone Mad! Nw

PurleyLion

Moderator
Had an X-Ray on Monday and asked for a copy for my Chiropractor to view.

I was told a written assessment would be sent to my GP and I could ask for a duplicate but to get a copy of the X-Rays I had to phone Croydon University Hospital who would send me a form for completion and return and they would send me the X-Rays in 3-4 weeks.

Ideally I wanted them this week and, after the operator had displayed them (there are 2) on the screen, I asked if, to save time, I could take a picture on my phone only to be told this was not possible under the Data Protection Act!

How preposterous the DPA is there is prevent others from seeing my details NOT ME!!! :censor:
 

ParisWall

Well-known member
My old boss, Ted C at NCR in the early 70s, was one of the pioneers in Data Protection.

It seems, almost fifty years later, that he opened a massive can of worms.
 

leFerne

Well-known member
This has absolutely nothing to do with data protection it's more of an example of NHS bullshit and incompetence and goes someway to explain why the NHS is so often so frustratingly fucking broken.
 

BigPaul

Well-known member
Come to France Purely.
When you have an x-ray done, they give YOU the photos to show to your GP or specialist.
The patient ALWAYS has their own images.
That way they never get lost by the hospital or another admin department.

Your x-rays...you look after them.
 

dartlion

New member
You mean they've not asked you to pay for it Purley? 4 years ago I had to pay "Death Valley" hospital (Darent) £10 to get a copy of my x-ray, so I could refer to a private surgeon, then another £40 to get copy reports relating to their failed surgery!
 

T28ColdBlowLion

Active member
Had an X-Ray on Monday and asked for a copy for my Chiropractor to view.

I was told a written assessment would be sent to my GP and I could ask for a duplicate but to get a copy of the X-Rays I had to phone Croydon University Hospital who would send me a form for completion and return and they would send me the X-Rays in 3-4 weeks.

Ideally I wanted them this week and, after the operator had displayed them (there are 2) on the screen, I asked if, to save time, I could take a picture on my phone only to be told this was not possible under the Data Protection Act!

How preposterous the DPA is there is prevent others from seeing my details NOT ME!!! :censor:
That aint right. I am not an Izp or data protection lawyer, I am a litigator ond corporate & commercial lawyer - but I come across data protection law / GDPR and I have never come across anything that prohibits the very person whose data id being "protected" from being able to access that data insoever how he (or she, or it!) wishes - and that would absolutely include taking a snap of your own x-ray.

The only argument I can imagine they may put forward is that just in case they have out up the wrong (someone else's x-ray) they need to go through all thrir million mikes of inpenetrable red tape to ensure they are not breaching anyone else's data protection rights - total bollox as that sounds
 

PurleyLion

Moderator
That aint right. I am not an Izp or data protection lawyer, I am a litigator ond corporate & commercial lawyer - but I come across data protection law / GDPR and I have never come across anything that prohibits the very person whose data id being "protected" from being able to access that data insoever how he (or she, or it!) wishes - and that would absolutely include taking a snap of your own x-ray.

The only argument I can imagine they may put forward is that just in case they have out up the wrong (someone else's x-ray) they need to go through all thrir million mikes of inpenetrable red tape to ensure they are not breaching anyone else's data protection rights - total bollox as that sounds
Thanks.

I was definitely told it was DPA. With regards to the possibility of them being somebody's else's, I take your point, but she actually called me over to the screen to show me my X-Rays. Anyway, history now but something for me to bear in mind for the future.
 

King of The Jungle

Well-known member
Had an X-Ray on Monday and asked for a copy for my Chiropractor to view.

I was told a written assessment would be sent to my GP and I could ask for a duplicate but to get a copy of the X-Rays I had to phone Croydon University Hospital who would send me a form for completion and return and they would send me the X-Rays in 3-4 weeks.

Ideally I wanted them this week and, after the operator had displayed them (there are 2) on the screen, I asked if, to save time, I could take a picture on my phone only to be told this was not possible under the Data Protection Act!

How preposterous the DPA is there is prevent others from seeing my details NOT ME!!! :censor:
Ridiculous. I'd have taken a photo of it anyway - what would they do - seize your phone? Their actions are obstructing your treatment, I'd have been furious.