GP in hot water over one word in patient letter

He now has to prove he didn't breach the health privacy of the patient's ex

A GP is facing a tribunal hearing over claims he breached the health privacy of a man when he penned a letter on behalf of the man’s former partner.


In the letter, the GP wrote that the man’s wife, who was his patient, had sought referral to a psychologist for psychological distress.

The letter said the distress was caused by a custody battle and litigious activity from her former partner that appeared to be “vexatious”.

It was written to support the woman’s application for an intervention order against the man.

The man took