It has come to the LMC's attention that CQC may be requesting access to the medical records of applicants for GP partnerships and/or registered manager positions. Such a blanket request is wholly unacceptable and GPC will be taking up the matter with CQC's leadership nationally. In the meantime, unless there are exceptional circumstances which might make disclosure appropriate the advice is to refuse such requests. It would appear that unless CQC has specific concerns they will not pursue the matter should an applicant refuse the request.
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