The Police and Criminal Evidence Bill Under Attack
Lancet. 1983 Mar 26; 1(8326): 717-718.
The British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners are among groups objecting to the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill scheduled to reach the House of Lords in May 1983. A clause in the bill would allow police access, with the permission of a circuit judge, to the records of doctors, solicitors, and members of the clergy. Medical organizations are concerned about the impact on health care if the confidential physician patient relationship is threatened and doctors become reluctant to keep detailed records. Strong opposition to the bill is expected in the House of Lords. (KIE abstract)
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Russell, William (1983-02-12)The British Medical Association's efforts against controversial clauses in the pending Police and Criminal Evidence Bill have resulted in a government offer to amend legislation that would otherwise threaten the confidential ...