January 2020: Disclosure of clinical information

Clinical files: The local glaucoma service called the practice and requested a patient’s historic intraocular pressure results. Can I give these out over the phone?

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Case on disclosure of clinical information 

The local glaucoma service called the practice and requested a patient’s historic intraocular pressure (IOP) results. Can I give these out over the phone? Do I need written permission from the patient to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)? 

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